Yoav Talmi with the Oslo Philharmonic
There are certain events which remain as highlights in the memory. The concert on Thursday with pianist Radu Lupu and the Oslo Philharmonic, led by Yoav Talmi, had such an impact.
... The concert opened with Grieg’s "Two Norwegian Melodies" op.63 in a concentrated and well formed presentation. After the Mozart's Piano Concerto in A Major K.488 with Radu Lupu, came the symphonic main work of the evening: Saint-Saens Symphony No.3 in C minor.
Here Yoav Talmi unfolded as a master orchestral conductor. His insight into the material and his intense power to communicate, contributed in giving drive and lift to the work. The symphony belongs to the type that reaches great triumphs of sound. On this occasion the conductor, orchestra & organist all joined to produce a lavish result. The Oslo Concert-Hall was full to capacity and the response of the public - enormous. This was a truly festive occasion in the Oslo Concert-Hall.