Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Photo: HANS VAN DER WOERD

The Met Orchestra/Yannick Nézet-Séguin at Carnegie Hall – Berlioz with Joyce DiDonato

The curtain-raiser was an exciting rendition of the concert overture Le corsaire, which, unlike Symphonie fantastique, is not programmatic. Indeed, Berlioz did not confer that title, deceptively suggestive of swashbuckling pirates, until eight years after he composed the work. Rapidly swirling strings and chirping winds launched the piece, and Nézet-Séguin’s expressive gestures caressed a slow, […]

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