Reviews: Shostakovich The Gamblers

First reviews of Wednesday’s all-Shostakovich programme conducted by Vladimir Jurowski.

Geoff Brown in The Times:
But was the diet truly satisfying? Judged purely on the performance level, yes. By this point in its life with Vladimir Jurowski, the London Philharmonic has fully cracked Shostakovich’s DNA. Acid instrumental colouring from winds and brass; extreme rhythmic exactitude; parody, malice, punctured lyricism: every characteristic of his “theatre” style was spattered before us, most memorably in the First Symphony’s crazy patchwork quilt, most brazenly in the dishevelled, spiky Nose suite.

Plus BachTrack,  Classical Source and Whats on Stage

Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Mikhail Urusov Ikharev a gambler
Vladimir Ognev Gavryushka Ikharev’s servant
Sergei Leiferkus Uteshitelny a gambler
Sergei Aleksashkin Shvokhnev a gambler
Viacheslav Voynarovskiy Krugel a gambler
Mikhail Petrenko Alexey Krugel’s servant

Shostakovich Suite from The Nose
Shostakovich Symphony 1
Shostakovich The Gamblers

Director Irina Brown
Designer Louis Price
Lighting Designer Tim Mascall

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