September podcast: Jurowski on Britten

In our latest podcast, Principal Conductor Vladimir Jurowski introduces the 2013/14 concert season, the Britten Centenary celebrations, and explores why Peter Grimes became one of the most successful operas of the 20th century.


We're listening to the 20th century.

Throughout 2013, the London Philharmonic Orchestra appears as the major orchestral partner in Southbank Centre's year-long, multi-art-form festival The Rest Is Noise. The festival looks at the key works of the 20th century through a wide lens, taking in the political happenings, social movements, cultural climates and personal stories that gave rise to these inspiring and sometimes controversial pieces of music.

The LPO's Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor Vladimir Jurowski introduces the orchestra's new season of concerts at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall. We open with three concerts as part of the global Britten Centenary celebrations, including a concert performance of Peter Grimes. In this podcast, Jurowski explores why Peter Grimes became one of the most performed operas of the 20th century, and his favourite musical moments of the work.

Featured recording: Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 / Skrowaczewski
LPO-0071 (£9.99 incl P&P)

Visit The Rest Is Noise website to find out more about the festival

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