Review: "'Eroica' without the hero worship"

Another review of last week's "Eroica" in Philadelphia.

A performance of the Eroica can provide a stirring reminder that we’ve met horrendous challenges, generation after generation, and proved we can rise to the demands they impose on us. As a leading exponent of the Russian and German tradition that music is supposed to be a spiritual experience, Ignat Solzhenitsyn is the ideal conductor to lead such a performance. You could hear that commitment in every movement of the Eroica that he conducted on Sunday.
— Tom Purdom, Broad Street Review