Comments from published reviews
"Icarus a dazzling mix of the musical and visual, Boston Musica
Viva--Everything about the playing of the Boston Musica Viva bespoke
Richard Pittman’s preparation, skill, commitment. A vivid evening."
"Musica Viva starts with vivid tones at opener--But to name just two
of the night’s superb players is to overlook Pittman’s uncanny ability
to put together the perfect ensemble every time (now there’s a
tradition to cherish)."
"National Symphony Orchestra, Dublin: ...thanks in no small measure
to Richard Pittman’s resourceful control and the whole-hearted response
of the NSO."
"Musica Viva at Schoenberg Institute--Pittman gently kept the
reduced forces in line, expertly managing the many tempo changes and
busy textures with convincing insight."
"New England Philharmonic, Bluebeard’s Castle--But as Pittman
splendidly led the orchestra through the music’s magnificent moans and
deep, woeful sighs, both (singers) responded by singing with the
passion that fills every note of the score."
"Musica Viva goes electronic for a night--Musica Viva’s music
director Richard Pittman . . . put together a marvelous program of old
and new electronic music, and has as always, a cracker-jack ensemble to
play along with it."
"NCO season finale a successful evening, Nebraska Chamber
Orchestra--Pittman seems to have a communication with the orchestra
that brought the music to the fore."
"Philharmonic invites a few unexpected guests to join its
Tchaikovsky--Under Richard Pittman, the orchestral playing was alert,
"Sweetness & dark, Boston Musica Viva--One of the most pleasing
aspects of Boston Musica Viva is the aptness of music director Richard
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