Potsdamer Tageszeitung , Germany
The Brandenburg Philharmonic under Gisèle Ben-Dor
Gisèle Ben-Dor, the young American conductor, with the Brandenburg Philharmonic demonstrated what the Potsdam musicians have to offer if they only have the right kind of whirlwind on the podium. The woodwinds achieved exquisite clarity, brass had volume and charisma. The percussion section succeeded in balancing pathos and precision while the strings expressed the wide-ranging tonal surfaces with accuracy.