Vladimir Jurowski discusses Shakespeare and music in The Guardian

Ahead of our Shakespeare400 Gala concert on Saturday 23 April, Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor Vladimir Jurowski discusses the impact of Shakespeare on his life, and how Shakespeare has inspired musical creativity throughout the ages.

‘I firmly believe that there is not one human feature, weakness or passion that is not discussed, addressed and resolved in one way or another in [Shakespeare’s] works.’  Vladimir Jurowski

Faced with the daunting task of picking music to perform to celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday on Saturday 23 April, Vladimir Jurowski explores the depth of influence the great playwright has had on music for orchestra, ballet and opera.

Read this interesting article in The Guardian written by Jurowski explaining how he experienced Shakespeare in Soviet Russia, and his relationship with Shakespeare’s works, both on the page and in music.

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