Tag Archives: Vladimir Jurowski

Black Angels: Kopatchinskaja and Jurowski brush with death

Denisov, Berg, Shostakovich: LPO/Jurowski **** Royal Festival Hall, 22nd February 2017 Heavily shrouded, Death loomed large over Vladimir Jurowski’s latest programme in the Southbank Centre’s “Belief and Beyond Belief” series which explores faith and spirituality. The Grim Reaper swept the … Continue reading

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Inspired by Shakespeare: a London gala to celebrate The Bard

Shakespeare400 Gala: LPO/Jurowski *** Royal Festival Hall, 23rd April 2016 “If music be the food of love, play on, give me excess of it.” There was certainly plenty of Shakespeare-inspired music on the bill for the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s celebration … Continue reading

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Unvarnished truth: period instrument Mussorgsky

Mussorgsky & Tchaikovsky: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment/ Jurowski **** Royal Festival Hall, 15th January 2014 The Campaign for Real Mussorgsky has been fighting the good fight for decades. Claudio Abbado was a paid-up member, recording the original version … Continue reading

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Inside out: LPO’s Rachmaninov exploration launched under Jurowski’s steely eye

Rachmninov: LPO/ Jurowski *** Royal Festival Hall, 3rd October 2014 Like a rash over London’s concert halls, Rachmaninov (or Rachmaninoff if you prefer) is everywhere this season – not that I’m complaining. The opportunity to immerse oneself in a composer’s … Continue reading

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