… König worked a lot using spontaneous motivation, muffled here and there brisk winds and demanded active engagement, especially in the finale of the symphony. This was not only a great calling card of König’s art of conducting, but he also fully advocated the [less well known] works with his name. Such a compelling persuasiveness, which also transmitted itself immediately to the musicians, is a wonderful thing, and was honoured by the audience with a strong applause.
Here the entire review of the concert with the Dresden Philharmonic in German:
Dredner Neueste Nachrichten
Christoph König conducts the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in a programme of Rachmaninov Symphony No. 2, Mussorgsky Scherzo in B-flat Major (Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Premiere, and Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2, featuring the fabulously gifted 2010 Chopin Competition winner Yulianna Avdeeva. More info .