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The latest reviews of our concerts and recordings

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Concert reviews: Britten's War Requiem, 12 October 2013

'This was a beautifully prepared performance that took nothing for granted and, to judge from their receptive stillness, one that spoke directly to the full-house audience.'
Peter Reed, Classical Source, 14 October 2013

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Concert reviews: Vladimir Jurowski conducts Britten, 2 October 2013

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'If we needed a single-programme testament to that special genius, this all-Britten celebration from Vladimir Jurowski and his London Philharmonic Orchestra was it. In addition to the two billed soloists, there were at least a dozen from within the orchestra who proved the point.'
David Nice, The Arts Desk, 3 October 2013

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Concert reviews: Britten's Peter Grimes, 26 & 28 September 2013

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'Sometimes even performances of works that you know very well, and have heard and seen countless times, can take you completely unawares and emerge with unexpected force ...'
Andrew Clements, The Guardian, 27 September 2013 

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CD reviews - Bruckner 7 / Skrowaczewski

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'A very special issue. Don't hesitate to buy or download it'
David Mellor, Classic FM, 13 July 2013

In August we released a disc of Bruckner's Symphony No. 7 on the LPO Label, conducted by Stanislaw Skrowaczewski. It's had a fantastic reaction from the press – here are the reviews so far. 

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Prokofiev, Sibelius, Bantock and R Strauss at the BBC Proms

‘As so often with Jurowski, the familiar was completely surprising.’
Edward Seckerson, The Arts Desk

Read the reviews of the LPO's second appearance at the BBC Proms in 2013: with a programme of Bantock, Prokofiev, Sibelius and R Strauss.

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Billy Budd at the BBC Proms

The London Philharmonic Orchestra continues its annual residency at Glyndebourne Festival Opera, where it has appeared every summer for 50 years. Saturday 10 August saw the first performance this summer of Britten's Billy Budd – a revival of the 2010 Festival production. It is directed by Michael Grandage, and Andrew Davis conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Full cast and production credits.

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CD reviews - Mahler 1 / Jurowski

'The LPO strings are on fire in the opening of the finale, and has the second theme ever felt so naturally, honestly phrased? ... If ever there was a case for wanting the roar of applause, this is it.'
Edward Seckerson, Gramophone, June 2013

Our latest LPO Label CD release, Mahler's Symphony No. 1 under Vladimir Jurowski with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, has received some great reviews in the press.

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