Le Figaro | Opera Bastille, Paris
A dense and torrential score, Die Tote Stadt is a conductor's opera. With Pinchas Steinberg it found its champion. Leading the opera orchestra rarely heard in such radiant form, the Israeli conductor never plays the self indulgent nor the sensationalist card. He also does not allow the music to intoxicate him, but rather stays geared to the singers, for whom this work is like climbing the Cervin with bare hands.
Miami New Time | Cleveland Orchestra
And in the hands of Conductor Pinchas Steinberg and Cleveland's namesake Orchestra, that core is realized with all nuance and care with which it was written - and all the sweep and the majesty with which it was always meant to be heard.