Torleif Thedéen press reviews
Superior And Elegant
Jyllandsposten, 7 February 2009
Strauss creates ten scenes in the symphonic play where Don Quixote is portrayed by the cello and the down-to-earth squire is played by the more humble viola. Swedish cello professor Torleif Thedéen and the Royal Orchestra's own Gert-Inge Andersson played the parts. A stylish couple where the violist was the more theatrical player, whilst Thedéen maintained Don Quixote's self deceptive mask of nobility until the very end. His performance was superior and elegant, and the night dream about the lovely Dulcinea was a moving highligt. Don Quixote's last breath was brilliant and here Thedéen showed that the 'Knight of the sad figure' was a real hero after all.