Concert reviews: 27 April 2019

Hailed as a triumph, Vladimir Jurowski’s programme of Brahms, Strauss and Elgar was met with great praise. Yefim Bronfman’s sensitivity and precision in Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2 transported the audience with the help of the Orchestra’s transcendent playing.

 

 

★★★★☆ ‘A rendition full of drama, pathos and wit. It was also an example of Jurowski’s tendency to scrutinise and control every element of a performance, and the thrilling results he can achieve with it.’ Hannah Nepil, Financial Times, 29 April 2019

‘The result was a triumph for all involved’
‘The LPO’s playing was transcendent.’
‘A quite brilliant, characterful performance with sharp-edged playing from the LPO.’ Alan Sanders, Seen and Heard, 28 April, 2019

★★★★★ 'Without the elegance and forward movement Jurowski, the most singular Brahms interpreter around right now, brought to the beautifully-crafted table, it would not have created so singular an impression.'
'It's heartening that another great conductor recognises Elgar's world-class genius in this fabulous score, and could encourage his orchestra to do it full justice.' David Nice, Arts Desk, 29 April 2019

'Jurowski's preparation and understanding of the score was exemplary. This enabled him to give us what I will happily state was a great performance of this elusive music.'
'This was Jurowski's evening; crowned by this magnificent and beautifully prepared performance of a masterpiece.' Andrew Neill, Classical Source, 28 April 2019