Reviews

The latest reviews of our concerts and recordings

Concert reviews: Saturday 6 December 2014

Harrison Birtwistle © Simon Harsent

Saturday 6 December was the London Philharmonic Orchestra's last Royal Festival Hall concert of 2014, before the Orchestra heads off on tours to Germany, Iceland and China over the next few weeks. Conducted by Vladimir Jurowski, the concert featured the UK premiere of Harrison Birtwistle's Responses: Sweet disorder and the carefully careless for piano and orchestra, performed by Pierre-Laurent Aimard. It also included Stravinsky's Symphonies of Wind Instruments, Messiaen's Oiseaux exotiques and Stravinsky's Orpheus.

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Concert reviews: Wednesday 3 December 2014

Igor Levit

On Wednesday 3 December at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall, the London Philharmonic Orchestra under its Principal Conductor Vladimir Jurowski performed a concert comprising Szymanowski's Concert Overture, Scriabin's Piano Concerto with soloist Igor Levit, and Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 1. This concert was part of the Orchestra's year-long Rachmaninoff: Inside Out festival.

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CD reviews – Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts organ works by Poulenc & Saint-Saëns

Organ CD cover

Released earlier this month on the LPO Label was a CD featuring Poulenc's Organ Concerto and Saint-Saëns's Symphony No. 3 (Organ). The two works, recorded live in concert at Royal Festival Hall on 26 March 2014, are conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin with organist James O'Donnell. Here are the reviews of the disc so far ...

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CD reviews – Jurowski conducts Shostakovich Symphonies Nos. 6 & 14

Shostakovich 6 & 14 CD cover

In October we released a a disc of Shostakovich’s Symphonies Nos. 6 & 14 conducted by Vladimir Jurowski and featuring soloists Tatiana Monogarova (soprano) and Sergei Leiferkus (baritone). The disc has been nominated for the 2015 International Classical Music Awards in the Symphonic Music category.

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Concert reviews: Wednesday 19 November 2014

Yannick Nézet-Séguin
On Wednesday 19 November 2014 at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall, Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducted the London Philharmonic Orchestra in a concert of Brahms, Schubert and Strauss, with pianist Lars Vogt.

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Concert reviews: Wednesday 5 November 2014

Alexandra Soumm

On Wednesday 5 November 2014 at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall, Osmo Vänskä conducted the LPO in an all-Sibelius programme featuring The Bard, the Violin Concerto (with soloist Alexandra Soumm) and the Lemminkäinen Suite.

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Concert reviews: Saturday 1 November 2014

Andrés Orozco-Estrada

On Saturday 1 November at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall, Andrés Orozco-Estrada (standing in for an indisposed Jaap van Zweden) conducted the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir in a performance of Mahler's Symphony No. 2 (Resurrection). The soloists were Elizabeth Watts (soprano) and Alice Coote (mezzo soprano).

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