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CD reviews – Vladimir Jurowski conducts Zemlinsky

Zemlinsky CD cover

July 2014's release on the LPO Label was a disc of Zemlinsky's A Florentine Tragedy and Six Maeterlinck Songs conducted by Vladimir Jurowski. The disc also features soloists Petra Lang (mezzo soprano), Heike Wessels (mezzo soprano), Sergei Skorokhodov (tenor) and Albert Dohmen (baritone). It's been receiving rave critical reviews so far. Here are the press reviews ...

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Concert reviews: 2014/15 season opening concert, 24 September 2014

We opened our 2014/15 season at Royal Festival Hall last night (24 September) with a concert comprising Magnus Lindberg's Chorale, Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 3 with soloist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, and Shostakovich's Symphony No. 8, conducted by Vladimir Jurowski.

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Reviews: Glyndebourne Prom, Der Rosenkavalier, 22 July 2014

Prom 6 © Chris Christodoulou

Last night, Tuesday 22 July, was the Orchestra's first of two appearances at this year's BBC Proms. Along with the cast of this year's Glyndebourne production of Richard Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier, we gave a semi-staged performance of the opera, conducted by Glyndebourne's new Music Director, Robin Ticciati. Here are the first press reviews ...

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Glyndebourne 2014: La traviata reviews

La traviata 2014 © Richard Hubert Smith

The 2014 Glyndebourne season continued with the opening of Verdi's La traviata on Thursday 17 July, conducted by Sir Mark Elder. The London Philharmonic Orchestra will give 13 performances of the opera on various dates until 23 August.

The 10 August performance will be broadcast live in cinemas nationwide and streamed on the Telegraph website: details here. The production will later go on tour across the UK in the autumn: details here.

Here are the first press reviews:

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Glyndebourne 2014: Don Giovanni reviews

Don Giovanni, Glyndebourne 2014. © Robert Workman

Last Saturday, 7 June, was the opening night of Mozart's Don Giovanni at Glyndebourne Festival Opera. The London Philharmonic Orchestra accompanied the production conducted by Andrés Orozco-Estrada, who will become the Orchestra's Principal Guest Conductor from the 2014/15 season.

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Glyndebourne 2014: first reviews (Der Rosenkavalier & Eugene Onegin)

Der Rosenkavalier 2014 (photo © Bill Cooper)

Each summer the London Philharmonic Orchestra leaves its Royal Festival Hall home and decamps down to the Sussex countryside to play at the annual Glyndebourne Festival Opera. This year's Festival opened last Saturday (17 May) and will run until 24 August, during which time the Orchestra will perform four different operas.

Here are the first reviews, of Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier conducted by Glyndebourne's new Music Director, Robin Ticciati, and Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin under the baton of Omer Meir Wellber. Find out more at glyndebourne.com

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Concert reviews: Vladimir Jurowski conducts Nikodijevic, Beethoven & Tchaikovsky, 26 April 2014

Vladimir Jurowski

The London Philharmonic Orchestra's final concert of its 2013/14 Royal Festival Hall season took place on Saturday 26 April. The concert, conducted by Principal Conductor Vladimir Jurowski, opened with the UK premiere performance of Marko Nikodijevic's La lugubre gondola, followed by Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 (Emperor) with soloist Leif Ove Andsnes and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6 (Pathétique). 

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