new personality of the evening was Robert Gutter.
this listener was an authentically exciting Rite
of Spring that surpassed in sheer electricity
recent New York performances featuring Sir George Solti and the Chicago
Symphony, Zubin Meta and the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Lorin Maazel
and the Cleveland Orchestra.
is an excellent Berliozian. The Springfield Symphony is an accomplished
orchestra, and so the evening was valait
It is unlikely
that one is going to hear a more exciting, dramatic, and effective performance
of the Beethoven Fifth Symphony
was heard Saturday Night.
Gutter, conductor, received degrees from Yale
University and a diploma from the Chigiana Academy of Siena, Italy where
he studied with the late conducting pedagogue, Franco Ferrara. Today,
Maestro Gutter is a frequent operatic and symphonic guest conductor, dividing
his time between Europe, the Near and Far East, and the Americas.
He curently serves as Music Director of the Philharmonia of Greensboro
and Director of Orchestral Activities at the University of North Carolina
with audiences and musicians alike, Robert
Gutter has directed symphonies and opera companies in over thirty countries including the major cities of the world:
New York, Washington D.C., Paris, London, Vienna, Milano,Firenze, Madrid, Stuttgart, and St. Petersburg.
Experienced in working in many cultures, he has received praise in many
languages for his symphonic and operatic performances. In 1996
he was appointed to serve as Principal Guest Conductor of the National
Symphony Orchestra of the Ukraine in Kiev.
Stuttgart Philharmonic, under the direction of guest conductor Robert Gutter,
was an absolute accomplishment and artistically excellent. The enthusiastic
audience took home a very interesting and lively musical experience.
Wiener Volksopernorchester under the impressive conductor Robert Gutter,
played in a polished and precise manner and with a beautiful sound.
It was a great success.
and more applause forced the encores, first “Toreador” from Carmen
then “Pizzicato Polka”, really delightful, emphasizing the great personality
of the director, Robert Gutter. What exaltation!
with a broad spectrum of the 18th to 21st century repertoire in symphonic,
opera, chamber and choral works, Robert Gutter is skilled in programming
imaginative programs which are engaging for audiences and orchestras alike.
New England Gutter’s
control over Dvorak’s New World Symphony, which he conducted
from memory, was confident and strongly expressive. He found a way,
with an assertive dynamic range and tasteful pacing, to make this old warhorse
Gutter started with a reading of the Brahms (First Symphony)
that was unusually tragic, searing tense and stark, but entirely within
the terms of the score.
conductor was of brilliant temperament throughout the program and conducted
the Mozart Symphony in A Major in particularly fine style.
del sud Messina, Sicily
Maestro Gutter is able to bring an orchestra to very high technical and
musical expression in a minimum amount of rehearsal time. Coupled
with his quick score study abilities, he has often been used to fill sudden
podium needs. Because of his effective baton technique, he has even
been successful conducting opera performances without rehearsal.
of the “devoted” type of conductors are rigorous and meticulous, they are
often very strict to the orchestra. Mr. Gutter is different.
He believes that the orchestra is a whole. He does not rehearse the
whole work one measure by one measure but concentrates, not sloppily, on
the key sections and digs out the pith and marrow. This is the first
time for the players of Tian-Jin Orchestra to have such a conductor.
They have a new feeling and think he is different from the others.
-Tonight, Tian-Jin China
New York Robert
Gutter has built the Springfield symphony into a major ensemble fully able
to mount an exciting Rite of Spring and mount operas from
Mozart to Wagner with impressive effect.
was a pleasure to listen to (the Wiener Volksopernorchester) and Robert
Gutter, an authority who knew how to lead it.
to artists and soloists,
Maestro Gutter has extensive experience accompanying the major artists of the world.
New England Robert
Gutter conducts with sensitivity to the singers and dancers needs, as well
as to that of the score. This is a production which the emotional
range of the music is fully explored.
New Orleans From
start to finish it was a sheer delight. One of the happiest evenings of
opera one could hope for.
Beethoven Seventh Symphony was feisty and defiant.
He also teamed up with the pianist for a lean and thoughtful reading of
the Bartôk Third Concerto, a touching and imaginative
score that is heard all too infrequently.
Providence Journal Bulletin
Eastern European resources for quality recording and performances at minimum
costs, Robert Gutter has the knowledge and the contacts to arrange for
recording for soloists or contemporary compositions with full or chamber
orchestras. Considered a champion of contemporary music, he has made
recordings and conducts several concerts of New Music each year.
conductor, Robert Gutter, known internationally as a specialist of contemporary
American music, achieved an absolute valid, and so to speak, authentic
presentation. He is professionally superior and led the Swabians
from Stuttgart securely through the difficult slalom between symphonic
and jazz music. He paid close attention to the very important orchestral
tone. Our expectations were definitely fulfilled.
North Carolina Thank
Robert Gutter for a wonderful performance. The contemporary Music
Players were superb and Robert was right on all the way.
New York I
hope you will accept my much belated thanks for your very caring and excellent
performance of the Enchantades. I have asked CRI to send you a copy
of my violin concerto.