www.quarterly-review.org, 20. August 2016
..."In Wagner’s operas, the orchestra is as important as the singers and under the baton of veteran Wagner conductor, 73-year-old Hartmut Haenchen (who replaced Andris Nelsons at short notice) the players – hand-picked from some of Germany’s finest musicians – rose to the occasion. They were heard to especially good effect in the prelude to Act I based on motives heard in The Love Feast and The Spear, as well as the ‘Dresden Amen’ representing the Holy Grail, while the Transformation Music in the same act was brilliantly executed."...
Tony Cooper
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