The Critic's Chair for 28 April 2013
This week on The Critic's Chair, Erica Challis reviews the refined playing of trumpeter Alison Balsom with Trevor Pinnock and the English Concert. Thomas Dausgaard and the Swedish Chamber Orchestra give Brahms' first symphony a wonderful warmth and positive energy, and Tchaikovsky's lesser known Symphony No. 3 gets a dance-inspired performance by the Russian National Orchestra conducted by Michael Pletnev. Finally, the SÃ£o Paulo SO performs Villa-Lobos symphonies inspired by the First World War.