His use of bravura to generate structural energy was remarkable, as was his treatment of recitative- like passages, although it was naughty to anticipate the final rondo theme in a linking cadenza.
Klaus Tennstedt, equally committed to this immensely spacious reading, drew playing of great warmth from the London Philharmonic, achieving a radiant lyricism in the expansive ritornellos.
Later he shaped an outstanding performance of Brahms's First Symphony, journeying from tragedy to ultimate triumph with total concentration. It was a reading notable for clarity of texture and motivic awareness, and the orchestra responded superbly. When the symphony finally arrived home in joyous excitement, the sense of occasion was overwhelming.