Jakub Hrůša and the Philharmonia have been praised following their performance of Mahler’s Fifth Symphony at London’s at Royal Festival Hall.
Writing for Classical Source, critic Douglas Cooksey praised Jakub’s “natural affinity with Mahler’s music”. He continues, “What was really noticeable besides the many excellent individual contributions… was the absolute sure-footedness with which Hrůša negotiated the music’s contrasting sections. Sometimes this was a matter of tempo, but it was also very much a matter of characterisation, such as the extreme vehemence with which the double basses attacked the second movement at its outset. Elsewhere some of the really quiet playing was utterly magical.”