Vladimir Jurowski on Britten's Peter Grimes

A season overview and introduction to the LPO's Britten Centenary concerts from Principal Conductor Vladimir Jurowski. (September 2013)

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