Concert reviews: 27 September 2019
- Published: Wednesday, 02 October 2019 11:37
Opening the season with flair and precision, Principal Conductor Vladimir Jurowski begins the season alongside violinist Julia Fischer.
★★★★★ ‘There is no wasted energy in Jurowski’s conducting. A flick of a finger is all that is required to summon a cataclysmic fanfare. Tchaikovsky’s music is so thoroughly in his bones that he can shrug off the layers of sentimentality that have attached to the Pathétique.’ Anna Pickard, 1 October 2019, The Times
★★★★☆ ‘Not a note felt wasted thanks to Jurowski’s taut direction.’
‘The London Philharmonic is playing at the peak of its form and that will be an important part of Jurowski’s legacy.’ Richard Fairman, 1 October 2019, The Financial Times
★★★★★ ‘The closing moments were breathtaking, the violin stretching ever higher, probing, pleading, seeking an answer that never quite comes.’ Mark Pullinger, 28 September 2019, Bachtrack