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Seen and Heard Concert Review
W.A. Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik; Exsultate, jubilate; Symphony No.29, Eliana Pretorian, soprano, Orchestra of St John's, John Lubbock, conductor, Cadogan Hall, London, 19.01.06 (ED)
concert, the first of a series by the OSJ
at the Cadogan Hall over the coming months,
presented an hour's worth of music uninterrupted
by an interval. The 7pm start time and interval-less
format meant it was likely to attract an
audience that still wanted to get home at
a reasonable time after a day at the office.
Another feature of the series is the engagement
of up-and-coming soloists, and this concert
provided my first opportunity to document
the qualities of soprano Eliana Pretorian.
However, after the event it is Eliana Pretorian’s interpretation that stays most clearly with me as a fine start to my 2006 Mozart birthday celebrations.