Concert reviews: Vladimir Jurowski conducts Nikodijevic, Beethoven & Tchaikovsky, 26 April 2014

The London Philharmonic Orchestra's final concert of its 2013/14 Royal Festival Hall season took place on Saturday 26 April. The concert, conducted by Principal Conductor Vladimir Jurowski, opened with the UK premiere performance of Marko Nikodijevic's La lugubre gondola, followed by Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 (Emperor) with soloist Leif Ove Andsnes and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6 (Pathétique). 

Here are the press reviews ...

'This was a terrific performance, vital and fresh, Andsnes's effortless technique always crystal-clearly serving the music's brilliance, lyricism and egalitarian spirit, with the LPO and Jurowski vibrant, bespoke accompanists ... One came away elated by the superb playing and Jurowski's beautifully proportioned and thought-through conducting that, without whimsy, shone new illumination on so-familiar music.'
Colin Anderson, Classical Source, 27 April 2014

'"The Familiar Made New" would have been an apt sub-title for this intellectually and musically engaging concert by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted with a characteristic blend of acuity and passion by Vladimir Jurowski.'
Claire Seymour, Seen and Heard International, 30 April 2014