Concert reviews: 7 November 2018

On Wednesday 7 November LPO Principal Conductor Vladimir Jurowski led a performance of 20th-century Czech music with the Borodin Quartet. Read the reviews below:

★★★★☆ ‘Jurowski’s spacious, wonderfully secure performance of [Janáček’s Sinfonietta] provided a suitably brassy conclusion ... Taken together in such exemplary Jurowski performances, the three works offered a revealing cross-section of Czech music before and during the second world war’ Andrew Clements, The Guardian, 8 November 2018

★★★★☆ ‘Jurowski sent us home with the scintillating bravura of Janáček’s Sinfonietta ... it’s a work that, as it stretches its players to limits, seems to stretch one’s horizons as well, and we emerged suitably wide-eyed (and wide-eared) on to the South Bank afterwards’ Neil Fisher, The Times, 9 November 2018

★★★★☆ ‘One of Vladimir Jurowski’s most eclectic yet invigorating concert programmes with the London Philharmonic ... the Borodin’s playing was suave and often full-blooded, and the orchestral playing was vibrant and colourful.’ Matthew Rye, Bachtrack.com, 8 November 2018

★★★★★ 'Outstanding' 'the playing of the entire ensemble had tremendous impact' Tully Potter, Classical Source, 8 November 2018

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