Reviews: Vladimir Jurowski and Julia Fischer at the BBC Proms

The first reviews of the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s first proms appearance of the 2010 season are online. 
Click the links below to read the complete reviews.

Don’t forget that you can listen again until Saturday 21 August via the BBC iplayer (UK only).
First half of concert (Musorgsky, Shostakovich)
Second half of concert (Scriabin, Prokofiev)
And the whole concert will be broadcast again on Friday 20 August at 2pm on BBC Radio 3 (available worldwide).

Guardian (George Hall):
Vladimir Jurowski is a conductor who always commits absolutely to the music he is performing. Visible in the robust physical communication of his platform manner, in which he practically acts out the score, this empathetic quality inevitably infuses the sounds the orchestra makes. If his approach sometimes pushes the results to extremes, that can be highly beneficial, especially in Russian music, which rarely deals in understatement or half-measures.

The ArtsDesk (David Nice):
Sometimes Jurowski is so far ahead of the game that I can’t always quite work out what he’s up to. The Prokofiev Third is hardly core repertoire, yet I thought I knew it well enough. I felt wrong-footed to be hearing it almost as a new piece here, its seething, infernal middle-range textures ruthlessly exposed, the incantatory builds disconcertingly volatile and leading to climaxes that were mostly light and fleet rather than thick with smoke.

Plus Classical Source

Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Julia Fischer violin
London Philharmonic Orchestra

Musorgsky, arr. Rimsky-Korsakov A Night on the Bare Mountain
Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor
Scriabin Rêverie
Prokofiev Symphony No. 3 in C Minor

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