Symphonic Concert – Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra
Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 is a piece many of the CSO’s players can probably play in their sleep, and Thursday’s onstage conditions were narcoleptically torpid. But from the first bars, Myers had the CSO players on their toes, shaping phrases with care and attention to detail.
...Myers found an effulgent lyricism within a tightly controlled, precisely conceived performance. He paid great attention to releases, giving his phrases precision and shape, thus avoiding the sloppy phrasing that Tchaikovsky’s over-familiar works often receive. Once or twice, Myers approached the threshold of fussiness but never crossed