Made in Lithuania
© 2016 London Philharmonic Orchestra Ltd
℗ 2016 London Philharmonic Orchestra Ltd
Recorded live at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, London on: 14 March 2015 (In lieblicher Bläue), 1 March 2014 (Alleluia), 7 December 2013 (The Stations of the Sun)
Producer: Andrew Walton, K&A Productions
Engineers: Deborah Spanton, K&A Productions (Tracks 1 & 2)
Mike Clements (Track 3)
Publishers: Schott Music Ltd, London (Track 1) Faber Music Ltd (Tracks 2 & 3)
Total playing time 54:26
Released March 2016
CD: Jurowski conducts Anderson
LPO conducted by Vladimir Jurowski
Julian Anderson (born 1967)
In lieblicher Bläue
The Stations of the Sun*
Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Carolin Widmann violin
London Philharmonic Choir
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Pieter Schoeman leader
*George Tudorache guest leader
Neville Creed chorus master
Julian Anderson, one of the leading British composers of his generation, has a strong affinity with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and was Composer in Residence from 2010–14. This collection is a celebration of his tenure: In lieblicher Bläue, (‘In lovely blueness’) was inspired by an elusive poem of the same name by Friedrich Hölderlin; the Orchestra is joined by the London Philharmonic Choir for Alleluia, composed for the 2007 re-opening of the Royal Festival Hall, London; and a huge orchestral soundworld celebrates folk customs across Britain in The Stations of the Sun.
‘It’s all brilliantly done by the LPO and Choir under Vladimir Jurowski, revealing more layers with every hearing.’
Claudia Pritchard, The Independent on Sunday, March 2016 (5 stars)
‘Anderson uses a brilliant orchestral palette to create sonorities that dazzle, suggesting intense colour and almost blinding sunlight’.
Erica Jeal, The Guardian, March 2016 (4 stars)
‘Can light be translated into sound waves? It would seem so from the music of Julian Anderson, three of whose works shine out from this disc’.
‘All three glitter with precision in these well-rehearsed performances by the London Philharmonic Orchestra under its music director Vladimir Jurowski’.
Richard Fairman, Financial Times, February 2016 (4 stars)
‘It’s an impressive achievement, not just from the performers, but also the recording team, who’ve captured the soloist’s movements which is such an important element of the experience’.
‘A major addition to Julian Anderson’s discography’.
Andrew McGregor, BBC Radio 3 Record Review, February 2016
‘If Vladimir Jurowski’s punchy performances were indeed captured live with only minimal patching, they are all three remarkably accomplished’.
David Gutman, Gramaphone, April 2016
‘All three recordings were made lived under Vladimir Jurowski’s expert direction’.
‘You cannot fail but admire not only the skill and imagination of the works, but the way Anderson seems to have embedded his music so well with the orchestra’.
Robert Hugill, Planet Hugill, April 2016
‘Vladimir Jurowski draws vibrant, intensely focused playing from his LPO forces. This is thoroughly likeable, engaging music’.
David Kettle, The Strad, May 2016 (The Strad Recommends)
Featured on Official Specialist Classical Chart Top 30 4 March 2016 – 10 March 2016
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