CD reviews: Jurowski conducts Anderson

In March 2016, we released our recording of works by Julian Anderson, LPO Composer in Residence from 2010–14. The three pieces that have been recorded are a celebration of his tenure: In lieblicher Bläue, Alleluia and The Stations of the Sun.

Read the reviews here:

 

‘It’s an impressive achievement, not just from the performers, but also the recording team, who’ve captured the soloist’s movements which is such an important element of the experience’.
‘A major addition to Julian Anderson’s discography’.
Andrew McGregor, BBC Radio 3 Record Review, February 2016

‘Can light be translated into sound waves? It would seem so from the music of Julian Anderson, three of whose works shine out from this disc’.
‘All three glitter with precision in these well-rehearsed performances by the London Philharmonic Orchestra under its music director Vladimir Jurowski’.
Richard Fairman, Financial Times, February 2016 (4 stars)

‘It’s all brilliantly done by the LPO and Choir under Vladimir Jurowski, revealing more layers with every hearing.’
Claudia Pritchard, The Independent on Sunday, March 2016 (5 stars)

‘Anderson uses a brilliant orchestral palette to create sonorities that dazzle, suggesting intense colour and almost blinding sunlight’.
Erica Jeal, The Guardian, March 2016 (4 stars)

‘If Vladimir Jurowski’s punchy performances were indeed captured live with only minimal patching, they are all three remarkably accomplished’.
David Gutman, Gramaphone, April 2016

‘This captivating new disc on the orchestra’s own label celebrates that creative partnership’.
‘Vladimir Jurowski draws vibrant, intensely focused playing from his LPO forces. This is thoroughly likeable, engaging music’.
David Kettle, The Strad, May 2016
(The Strad Recommends)

The CD is priced £9.99 and is available from the LPO websiteAmazon or as a download from iTunes.

LPO-0089, released March 2016

Find out more, listen to clips and purchase the CD here.