Producer: Andrew Walton / Engineer: Deborah Spanton
Vladimir Jurowski / London Philharmonic Orchestra
‘These live recordings finely played and boasting an impressive Concertgebouw-like bloom, were in fact made in Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall’.
‘Jurowski ensures that the vocal line is never obscured’.
‘The care with which Jurowski tends to its every detail has a cumulative effect, making this late romantic symphony sound taut and purposeful. The London Philharmonic Orchestra, played live, plays with colour, verve and exemplary balance’.
‘Vladimir Jurowski drawing some delightfully seductive playing from the strings and woodwind’.
‘Jurowski’s spacious, loving yet never overindulgent account of the composer’s last symphony is beautifully played by the LPO in this rapturously received live performance at the Royal Festival Hall’.
The Sunday Times, February 2016
‘The sense of loss and yearning in the music is very palpable in this reading; it is very emotionally involving with a use of portamenti especially in the opening pages’.
‘The songs are a revelation and worth the outlay for this new CD alone’.