Reviews

AUDIOPHILE AUDITION, CD REVIEW: Beethoven Symphony No. 9: David Bernard and the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony

AUDIOPHILE AUDITION, CD REVIEW: Beethoven Symphony No. 9: David Bernard and the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony

Remarkable…A virile and proposive performance…Bernard demands and gets full-throated Beethovenian fortes and taking the faster bits at a healthy clip…David Bernard’s first movement really has the kind of elemental terror Beethoven was trying to capture here, while the scherzo crackles with nervous energy… the last movement is well sustained and […]

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STEREOPHILE REVIEW

STEREOPHILE REVIEW

I was particularly taken with a recent and surprisingly effective recording of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, with David Bernard conducting the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony (CD, Recursive Classics RC2057001; download from ClassicsOnline.com). The PACS bulked up to 100 players to record this in a relatively small space at the […]

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Newburgh Symphony’s ‘Arabian Nights’ a multi-media success / Times Herald-Record

Newburgh Symphony’s ‘Arabian Nights’ a multi-media success / Times Herald-Record

“Arabian Nights” came to Newburgh with conductor David Bernard leading the GNSO in their annual January family concert. Bernard has an impressive background and relates to the players and listeners with his personal charisma, technical skill and imaginative programming. He conducted the concert from memory with no need for scores.