Concert Reviews: 30 January 2016

In the last of a series of concerts conducted by Jurowski in January, Saturday 30 January, the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s Principal Conductor led the Orchestra in a performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 (Pastoral) as well the world premiere of Alexander Raskatov’s Green Mass.

Read the reviews here:

‘Beethoven’s fusion was superbly achieved under Vladimir Jurowski’s understated direction, which drew vivid detail from a wonderfully balanced LPO’.

‘the LPO gave us a ferocious ‘Storm’, as dramatic as I’ve ever heard’.

‘Iestyn Davies brought clarity of tone and diction’.

David Truslove, Classical Source, 1 February 2016

‘The instruments which enter one by one in the last three movements [of Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony] – trumpet, then piccolo, drums and trombones – each brought a new colour to the canvas’.

‘Has the Festival Hall heard a ‘Pastoral’ of greater psychological depth and spiritual exaltation since the days of Klemperer? Surely not’.

Peter Quantrill, The Arts Desk, 31 January 2016

‘Each strand of the texture was beautifully clear, enabling us to appreciate lovely lyrical playing by the cellos, the flute’s charming meanderings, or a wonderful diminuendo from the horns’.

‘Jurowski guided the movement onwards with an easy gait’.

Claire Seymour, Opera Today, 1 February 2016


Read the concert programme online here.

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If you enjoyed this concert, don’t miss our next performance on Wednesday 3 February, as Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducts the orchestra in a performance of Dvořák’s dramatic overture to Otello, as well as his Sixth Symphony and Brahms’s Double Concerto for violin and cello.