Review: Symphony Gives Beethoven’s ‘Emperor’ a Fresh Spin

Symphony gives Beethoven’s ‘Emperor’ a fresh spin

Pianist Jeremy Denk and conductor Cristian Macelaru impress and delight at Jacobs Music Center

by Christian Hertzog, San Diego Union-Tribune

"To make the old and familiar sound fresh and new again — this is what great musicians strive for in playing the classics. On Saturday evening at Jacobs Music Center’s Copley Symphony Hall, pianist Jeremy Denk, conductor Cristian Măcelaru, and the San Diego Symphony did just that. They scraped away the heroic bombast and syrupy sentimentality that all too frequently begrime Beethoven’s “Emperor” concerto. "

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