Monday, 7 September 2015

'All that is dark and oppressive will disappear': Deeply affecting performances from Jurowski and the LPO: BBC Prom 66

© Chris Christodoulou
BBC Prom 66

Vladimir Jurowski (conductor)

Beethoven: Overture 'Fidelio', Op. 72
Schoenberg: Piano Concerto, Op. 42
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8 in C minor, Op. 65

Royal Albert Hall, Friday 4 September 2015

'Uchida’s focus was total, communicating constantly with the orchestra and Jurowski'.

'A powerfully bleak reading of Shostakovich’s Symphony no. 8 in C minor'.

'A spellbinding performance of a deeply troubling symphony'.

'Sadly, such an expression of the consequences and aftermath of war felt disturbingly relevant and current'.

Read my full review on Bachtrack here.

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