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Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Fischer, Royal Festival Hall | reviews, news & interviews

Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Fischer, Royal Festival Hall

Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Fischer, Royal Festival Hall

Precision, charm and wit from the COE - and two Fischers for the price of one

Julia Fischer - the smile belies her no-nonsense manner

Rossini provided the lively curtain-raisers to both halves of this Chamber Orchestra of Europe concert, streamed live to Aberdeen where Shell, the sponsors, have something of a vested interest in keeping their employees entertained. The liquid gold on this occasion was of the legato variety and not one but two Fischers ensured that it flowed freely and purposefully. Ivan Fischer is quite simply one of the most perceptive and persuasive conductors on the planet; Julia Fischer (no relation) is the epitome of German cool and precision. She plays the violin rather well, too.

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