Concert Reviews: 15 October 2016

On Saturday 15 October 2016, the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor Vladimir Jurowski led the Orchestra in a performance of Henze's Symphony No. 7, as well as Symphonies of Wind Instruments (1947 version) and Variations (Aldous Huxley in Memoriam) by Stravinsky, and Zimmermann's Violin Concerto with soloist Thomas Zehetmair. 

Read the reviews here:

★★★★☆
‘This is how new and modern music should be done [...] Vladimir Jurowski is a conductor who places faith in composers and audiences, who can welcome listeners and guide them through the evening as a congenial master of ceremonies rather than dessicated [sic] college lecturer.’
Peter Quatrill, theartsdesk.com, 18 October 2016

★★★★☆
‘Under Jurowski’s assured baton, the elegiac second movement reached a lacerating climax.’
Barry Millington, Evening Standard, 17 October 2016

‘If Henze might be thought to be over-complex, one of Jurowski’s successes with this piece was how lucid it all sounded [ ...] well done the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski for running with something different and stimulating, and bringing it off with conspicuous success.
Colin Anderson, classicalsource.com, 16 October 2016

‘The LPO played with a superb incisive delivery [...] This is a phenomenal piece and it was given with high expertise. It was a real privilege as well as a pleasure to attend this stunning event.’
Colin Clarke, seenandheard-international.com, 17 October 2016

 

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Read the concert programme online here.

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