Reviews

The latest reviews of our concerts and recordings

Glyndebourne 2015: Carmen reviews

Following hot on Poliuto's heels in the 2015 Glyndebourne season came the perennial favourite, Bizet's Carmen (ends 11 July), conducted by Jakub Hrusa.

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Glyndebourne 2015: Poliuto reviews

The London Philharmonic Orchestra has been one of the resident bands at Glyndebourne for over 50 years. This season started with a little-known political Donizetti opera, Poliuto (ends 15 July), conducted by Enrique Mazzola.

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Concert Reviews: 10 June 2015 Debut Sounds

On 10 June, Debut Sounds celebrated the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s young talent programmes: LPO Young Composers and Foyle Future Firsts. Over the past year, members of both programmes have been supported by the Orchestra and its Education & Community Department to explore new ideas, learn new skills and work closely with the Orchestra’s musicians; the concert was the culmination of this work by some of the most exciting young musicians in classical music.

The young composers received advice and support from LPO Composer in Residence, Magnus Lindberg, who also conducted the four world premieres. His own work, Aventures, was also performed.

The four works were: Paulina Zalubska's Into the Darkness, Peter Longworth's Fiabe Cavalleresche (Knightly Fables), Sergio Cote's Type and Jonathan Brigg's Sinful Sinfonies.

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CD reviews: Bruckner 3 / Skrowaczewski

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Renowned Bruckner expert Stanisław Skrowaczewski conducts the Orchestra in the LPO's recent release of Bruckner's mighty Symphony No. 3.

The recording has been receiving some fantastic reviews – read on for details ...

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Concert Reviews: Friday 1 May 2015

Friday 1 May 2015 saw the last concert in our 2014/15 London season, featuring cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan performing Dvořák’s Cello Concerto with conductor Giancarlo Guerrero. The wild imaginings of Berlioz’s opium-induced Symphonie fantastique brought the season to a thrilling conlusion.

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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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