Viotti conducts Debussy
Despite the restrictive measures that Lorenzo Viotti faces, his drive is still fully present. Even in an online concert he leads the orchestra with such unparalleled intensity that you can imagine yourself actually there at The Concertgebouw. Listen to the Nocturnes by Debussy: impressionist music where it comes down to making every note, even every silence, heard in all its subtlety.
Tchaikovsky's swan song
But also, when it comes to pathos and grand gestures, Lorenzo Viotti is a passionate conductor. He is able to translate like no other all the human drama that Tchaikovsky embedded in his Symphony No. 6 the 'Pathétique'. This was the final composition made by the great Russian. In it, he summed up all the emotions of his troubled existence, shortly before he voluntarily let go of life. The highlight of course is the beautiful elegy at the end. Music that makes you go silent.