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Luisa Miller re-orchestration

Néstor Bayona succeeds in this challenge. The former assistant conductor of the Opera of Marseille, recalled by Maurice Xiberras takes over the entire orchestration of Giuseppe Verdi and reduces the number of musicians, so that everyone has the required distance, while retaining strength sound and musical coherence with respect for the work of the composer. Reducing the quartet, the winds become one per desk, Néstor Bayona creates a sound balance without disfiguring the orchestral part, preserving the instrument solos and musical inflections, for support and great cohesion in the accompaniments.

Jocelyne de Nicola, GB Opera Magazine

Concert at the Philharmonie Berlin

The young musicians master this music brilliantly, but they also have a young conductor in Nestor Bayona who is very attentive to detail, and this comes through in the fine sounds of Franz Berwald's "Remembrance of the Norwegian Alps

Clemens Goldberg, RBB Kulturradio

Orchestra and Choir of the Opera de Marseille

It is magically served by a Spanish conductor, Néstor Bayona, who also resists the ostentatious temptation to overemphasise the work's exotic Hispanic character. Extraordinary balance between the pit, the stage and this distant yet so present choir.

Benito Pelegrín, Classiquenews.com