Concert Reviews: 5 March 2016

On Saturday 5 March, the London Philharmonic Orchestra's Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor Vladimir Jurowski conducted the Orchestra in a performance of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 3, Zemlinsky’s Six Maeterlinck Songs, and Szymanowski’s poignent Stabat Mater.

Read the reviews here:

‘A stunning London Philharmonic concert that also included Vladimir Jurowski’s superbly cogent interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s Third Symphony’.
Richard Morrison, The Times, 8 March 2016 (5 stars; subscription only)

‘Jurowski was careful not to overplay the grandeur, and gave the delicious fourth movement [of Tchaikovsky's Third Symphony] a quicksilver delicacy (aided especially by flautist Katie Bedford)’.
‘No wonder we all sat stunned at the end, reluctant to let the dream go’.
Ivan Hewett, The Telegraph, 6 March 2016 (4 stars)

‘The fine string and woodwind writing in the fourth movement [of Tchaikovsky's Third Symphony] resembles Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and was warmly realised by the LPO players’.
‘It was in the opening Introduction and Allegro [of Tchaikovsky's Third Symphony] that Jurowski and his orchestra really peeled away the instrumental layers, exposing some wonderful woodwind and brass elements’
John-Pierre Joyce, Music OMH, 6 March 2016 (5 stars)

‘This was a dramatic account of an austerely beautiful work’.
David Truslove, Classical Source, 6 March 2016

‘Vladimir Jurowski is very much to be admired for his enterprising programmes with the LPO’.
Alan Sanders, Seen and Heard International, 6 March 2016

 

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Read the concert programme online here.

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If you enjoyed this concert, join us on Saturday 9 April, as we perform Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht, and the London Philharmonic Choir join us once again for a performance of Brahms’s choral masterpiece, A German Requiem.