Don't you hate it when the conductor's sick and someone should be the replacement. It should've been Myung-Whun Chung who stood there as the conductor that night. But he's got a family issue. So here we are, with Kristjan Järvi. Thank God they still can get a good replacement, but considering this as Philharmoniker, it's a must anyway.
Th night opened with a Rhapsodisk-Ouverture by Carl Nielsen. Decent on the composition, and please don't judge me. I simply think this one as a filler.
The first main content of the night is Messiaen's L'Ascension. The orchestra went aesthetic, a bit meditative, and sounded very big. Such a grand pleasure.
Tschaikowsky's Fourth Symphony closed the night. without any of my comments, you know it was good. Such romanticism blended with passion. Thanks to Järvi who was able to get all the strenght of the orchestra out, the night definitely didn't waste.