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Reviews: Billy Budd in New York

Billy Budd © Richard Hubert Smith

This week the Orchestra is in New York for four performances of Britten's Billy Budd at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, with Glyndebourne Festival Opera soloists and chorus under Sir Mark Elder. The production, which was critically acclaimed at Glyndebourne last summer, has received rave reviews from the New York press so far – read the reviews here.

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CD reviews – Vladimir Jurowski conducts Brahms Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4

'The London Philharmonic Orchestra's strings combine passion and poise, the woodwinds are exquisite, and Jurowski accepts the music as a lyrical outpouring. In short, unlike John Eliot Gardiner's wham-bam approach, the LPO's principal conductor marries the best of tradition with the best of modern practice.' (4 stars)
Andrew Clark, Financial Times, 24 January 2014

February 2014's release on the LPO Label is Brahms's Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4 with the Orchestra's Principal Conductor & Artistic Advisor, Vladimir Jurowski. Here are the press reviews so far...

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Concert reviews: Vladimir Jurowski conducts Bach, Hartmann and Beethoven, 22 January 2014

Leonidas Kavakos © Marco Borggreve

On Wednesday 22 January 2014 at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall, Principal Conductor & Artistic Advisor Vladimir Jurowski conducted the London Philharmonic Orchestra in a concert of Bach, Hartmann and Beethoven. Leonidas Kavakos was the soloist in Bach's Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor and Hartmann's Concerto funebre, and after the interval the Orchestra performed Beethoven's Symphony No. 3 (Eroica).

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Concert reviews: Vladimir Jurowski conducts Brahms and Beethoven, 17 January 2014

On Friday 17 January 2014 at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall, the London Philharmonic Orchestra under Principal Conductor Vladimir Jurowski performed Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 (Pastoral), and Brahms's Piano Concerto No. 1 with soloist Yulianna Avdeeva.

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Concert reviews: Vladimir Jurowski conducts MacMillan and Mahler, 15 January 2014

Lawrence Power © Sisi Burn

On Wednesday 15 January at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall, the London Philharmonic Orchestra under conductor Vladimir Jurowski gave the world premiere of James MacMillan's Viola Concert with soloist Lawrence Power. This was followed by Mahler's Symphony No. 6.

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Concert reviews: Vladimir Jurowski conducts John Adams's 'El Niño', 14 December 2013

John  Adams

On Saturday 14 December 2013 at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall, Vladimir Jurowski conducted the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir in John Adams's 'Nativity Oratorio' El Niño. The soloists were Rosemary Joshua, Kelley O'Connor, Matthew Rose, Daniel Bubeck, Brian Cummings and Steven Rickards.

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Concert reviews: Vladimir Jurowski conducts MacMillan, Anderson, Turnage and Adès, 7 December 2013

Vladimir Jurowski photo

On Saturday 7 December, Vladimir Jurowski conducted the London Philharmonic Orchestra in a concert at Royal Festival Hall comprising music by living British composers James MacMillan, Julian Anderson, Mark-Anthony Turnage and Thomas Adès, and featuring percussion soloist Evelyn Glennie.

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