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Deseret News 2003 Sep

"...There was purpose and meaning in the performance, and Fleischer let the lyricism of the music flow in seamless lines...."

 

Utah Symphony's Mozart Concert a Success

by Unknown

 

A fairly good audience was on hand Thursday evening for the first of the Utah Symphony’s three concerts this month devoted primarily to the music of Mozart.

 

The evening’s soloist was young Czech pianist Martin Kasik, who gave a strikingly lucid and vivid performance of Beethoven’s classically structured Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major...Guest Conductor, Randall Craig Fleischer and the Utah Symphony accompanied Kasik, and together they gave a balanced, well-executed performance that was crisp, clear and precise. The orchestra and soloist paid close attention to details of dynamics, tempos and phrasings and emphasized the classical proportions of the concerto...

 

After intermission, Fleischer and the orchestra played Mozart’s Symphony No. 36 in C major (“Linz”). The outer movements of the symphony were decisive and energetic, to be sure...There was purpose and meaning in the performance, and Fleischer let the lyricism of the music flow in seamless lines.

 

The concert began with a tight, brisk performance of Mozart’s overture to “The Abduction from the Seraglio.” Fleischer’s fast-paced interpretation brought excitement and spirit to this enchanting work.