The exciting programme featured music by Brahms, Strauss and Webern – bravissimo!
Tsialis interpreted [Brahms’] four-movement Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98 with calm brilliance and a good instinct for the piece’s changes of musical mood. In fact, Tsialis’s style went down well not only with the extremely enthusiastic musicians in the South Westphalia Philharmonic but also the concentrated audience. Tsialis conducts conventionally in the best sense of the word: soundly, sensitively, very precisely, without airs and graces, with commensurate passion for the music, and intelligibly for the orchestra.