EDWARD ELGAR

If you listen to a piece of music and hear something far removed from the intentions with which it was crafted, have you listened wrong? Have you not listened carefully enough, and missed key pointers along the way?
Ades' Dances from his 2003 opera 'Powder her Face' explored the LSO's versatility. Pappano wonderful accented every phrase he could with his full-bodied gestures guiding the well responsive orchestra through syncopated rhythms and heavy jazz.