CD reviews: Rachmaninoff 3 / Jurowski
February 2016 saw the release of Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 3 and 10 Songs on the LPO Label. This fascinating combination of works, delicately orchestrated by the grandfather of the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor, Vladimir Jurowski, has received great reviews so far...
‘These live recordings finely played and boasting an impressive Concertgebouw-like bloom, were in fact made in Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall’.
‘Jurowski ensures that the vocal line is never obscured’.
David Gutman, Gramophone, March 2016
‘The care with which Jurowski tends to its every detail has a cumulative effect, making this late romantic symphony sound taut and purposeful. The London Philharmonic Orchestra, played live, plays with colour, verve and exemplary balance’.
Richard Fairman, Financial Times, February 2016 (4 stars)
‘Vladimir Jurowski drawing some delightfully seductive playing from the strings and woodwind’.
Stephen Pritchard, The Observer, February 2016 (4 stars)
‘Jurowski’s spacious, loving yet never overindulgent account of the composer’s last symphony is beautifully played by the LPO in this rapturously received live performance at the Royal Festival Hall’.
The Sunday Times, February 2016 (subscription only)
‘The sense of loss and yearning in the music is very palpable in this reading; it is very emotionally involving with a use of portamenti especially in the opening pages’.
‘The songs are a revelation and worth the outlay for this new CD alone’.
Ian Lace, MusicWeb International, March 2016
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