Concert reviews: Saturday 14 March 2015

On Saturday 14 March 2015 at Royal Festival Hall, the London Philharmonic Orchestra gave the world premeire performance of Julian Anderson's In lieblicher Bläue for violin and orchestra before performing the complete score of Ravel's ballet Daphnis et Chloé.

Read the reviews from the concert ...

‘The London Philharmonic’s premiere of a new violin concerto from Julian Anderson was as ingenious as it was entrancing ... Anderson is a composer of ringing, bell-like harmonies and subtly shifting orchestral colour. There’s a naive glow about his music, a pearly new-dawn iridescence, as if the world has returned to a state of primal innocence.' Ivan Hewett, The Telegraph, 15 March 2015

'[The LPO's account of the Ravel] brought out the formal consistency and expressive poise of Ravel's classically inspired fresco in full measure.' Richard Whitehouse, Classical Source, 16 March 2015

'Jurowski’s orchestra evoked a series of crystalline landscapes of the soul ...
... The London Philharmonic Orchestra is looking the most adventurous of London’s orchestras' **** Richard Fairman, Financial Times, 16 March 2015

'Imaculately shaped and balanced, with a daring dynamic range' *** Anna Picard, The Times, 18 March 2015

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