CONCERT REVIEW | Stravinsky, Debussy, & Shostakovich | London Philharmonic Orchestra/Andsnes & Jurowski | Royal Festival Hall, London | "Rarely have the LPO’s strings been so concentrated in white heat"

United Kingdom: London Philharmonic Orchestra, Leif Ove Andsnes (Piano), & Vladimir Jurowski (Conductor). Reviewed at Royal Festival Hall, London on 18 April 2018.

Stravinsky, Symphony in C
Stravinsky, Tango, for chamber orchestra
Debussy, Fantaisie, for piano and orchestra
Stravinsky, Tango, for solo piano
Shostakovich, Symphony no. 6 in B minor, Op.54

Vladimir Jurowski © Drew Kelley
Vladimir Jurowski, © Drew Kelley

London Philharmonic Orchestra’s traverse into the variegated works of Stravinsky this year took the form of their principal conductor Vladimir Jurowski starting the concert with the Neoclassical masterpiece, Symphony in C. From the start of the symphony, the well-defined strings explored the various contours, the mood always lively if not playful – yet rarely without a certain weight of intent. Stravinsky being Stravinsky, significant roles are endowed to all major instruments, so it was never to be an easy evening for the principal trumpet Paul Beniston, yet...

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Young-Jin Hur