Soloist: Jose Antonio de Abreu
Eskisehir Greater Municipality Symphony
Conductor: Krastin Nastev
Palace of Culture of Eskisehir, Turkey
"We performed with passion and enthusiasm this masterpiece difficult for both the soloist and the orchestra. I remember that it was not easy to ensemble the piece because of the tempo alterations. The music requires concentration and to follow the conductor strictly. The third part of this concerto is really a challenge for the first violins and I had to work intensively some passages separately with them and to help for a better result. Jose Antonio de Abreu played the concerto with warm and soft sound and we tried to respond to his musical intentions. I have conducted both Strauss Horn Concerto and I find them very nice piece of music. "