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Concert Reviews: Wednesday 29 April 2015

On Wednesday 29 April 2015 the LPO presented a suitably all-Rachmaninoff programme for the concluding concert in the season-long Inside Out: Rachmaninoff series. It featured two generations of Jurowskis - Vladimir Jurowski jr conducted ten Rachmaninoff songs arranged by his grandfather, Vladimir Jurowski sr; the soloist was the Russian tenor Vsevolod Grivnov. The other works were orchestral arrangements by Yuri Butsko of four movements from Piano Suites and Symphony No. 3.

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Concert reviews: Saturday 25 April 2015

On Saturday 25 April 2015 the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir were joined by Orfeó Català and Cor de Cambra del Palau de la Música Omer Meir for a performance of Janáček's masterful celebration of life, his Glagolitic Mass, preceded by Wagner's Overture from The Flying Dutchman and Beethoven's Symphony No. 4. Read the press reviews ...

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Concert reviews: Friday 17 April 2015

On Friday 17 April 2015 at Royal Festival Hall, Omer Meir Wellber conducted the London Philharmonic Orchestra in Debussy's Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune, Lalo's Symphonie espagnole and Brahms's Symphony No. 1, featuring soloist Augustin Hadelich in Symphonie espagnole. Read the reviews here ... 

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Concert reviews: Wednesday 15 April 2015

On Wednesday 15 April 2015 at Royal Festival Hall, Robin Ticciati conducted the London Philharmonic Orchestra in a performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4, featuring soloist Javier Perianes, and Bruckner's Symphony No. 4. Read the reviews here... 

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CONCERT REVIEWS: 27 March 2015

On Friday 27 March there was heightened excitement in the horn community in anticipation of the world premiere of screen composer James Horner's Collage for four horns. It was performed by eminent soloists, Richard Watkins, James Thatcher, David Pyatt and John Ryan - LPO audiences will certainly recognise the latter two as members of the Orchestra. Pulsating horns also featured in Tchaikovsky's Fantasy Overture Romeo and Juliet, and after the interval Scheherazade wove the tales which saved her life in Rimsky-Korsakov's vivid score of the same name. The concert was conducted by for LPO principal flute, Jaime Martín.

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CONCERT REVIEWS: Wednesday 25 March 2015

Wednesday 25 March saw two 22-year-olds take charge: Venezuelan Ilyich Rivas conducted and Dmitry Mayboroda dazzled in the final version of Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 1. The Rachmaninoff was flanked by Mozart's Symphony No. 36 (Linz) and Dvořák's Symphony No. 8.

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CD reviews – Messiaen Des canyons aux étoiles

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In March 2015 the LPO released a rare recording of Messiaen's extraordinary Des canyons aux étoiles. Recorded live in concert in 2013, and conducted by Messiaen expert Christoph Eschenbach, this performance has received brilliant reviews in the press.

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