Kent Nagano press reviews
"This man is humbleness itself. Never he would even think about cutting short a singer. His conducting is noble and of a filigrane, celestial weightlessness. And what mixtures of instruments, shadings, soon again imploding elucidations can be heard in this aisle of quietness.‟
Mussorgsky Khovanshchina, Bayerische Staatsoper March 2007. Süddeutsche Zeitung.
„Under Mr Nagano, the fragments came across as a cogent and riveting entity. He has a way of coaxing a particular sound from almost any orchestra he conducts: resonant and penetrating without being forced or indulgently lush…going from this to an incandescent, sensual yet deftly controlled account of Scriabin‟s kaleidoscopic “ Poem of Ecstasy” was another inspired programming choice. Things are good again in the Montreal Symphony.‟
Montreal Symphony at Carnegie Hall March 2008. Antony Tommasini, New York Times.