Vladimir Jurowski is the leading conductor of his generation, and one of the most sought-after, universally acclaimed for his incisive musicianship and artistic vision. His relationship with the London Philharmonic Orchestra started in 2001, and over the ensuing years has become a dynamic and revered artistic partnership.
This 7 CD box celebrates Vladimir Jurowski’s first 10 years as Principal Conductor of the LPO, with 22 previously unreleased recordings that challenge and reward the listener in equal measure with Jurowski’s typical flair for brilliant programming.
Highlights include a disc of short Russian masterpieces, including Dargomyzhsky’s rarely-performed tone poem based on the Baba-Yaga legend, and Mussorgsky’s famous A Night on a Bare Mountain in both the familiar re-orchestration by Rimsky-Korsakov and the composer’s own wildly original version.
Other rarities include music by Prokofiev and Rachmaninoff recorded during composer-themed LPO seasons programmed by Jurowski.
All works here were recorded live at either the Royal Festival Hall or the Royal Albert Hall.
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Brahms, Johannes Alto Rhapsody, op.53 - with Anna Larsson Ein deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem), op.45 - with Miah Persson & Dietrich Henschel
Dargomizhsky, Alexander Baba-Yaga Fantasy Scherzo
Denisov, Edison Symphony no.2
Dukas, Paul La Peri (The Fairy)
Enescu, George Symphony no.3 in C major, op.21
Glinka, Mikhail Spanish Overture no.1 'Capriccio brillante on the Jota Aragonese' Spanish Overture no.2 'Souvenir d'une nuit d'ete' Waltz Fantasy
Janacek, Leos The Eternal Gospel - with Adrian Thompson & Sofia Fomina
Kancheli, Giya Another Step...
Ligeti, Gyorgy Atmospheres
Liszt, Franz A Faust Symphony, S108 - with Marco Jentzsch
Mussorgsky, Modest A Night on the Bare Mountain (orch. Rimsky-Korsakov) A Night on the Bare Mountain (original version)
Prokofiev, Sergei Chout (The Buffoon): ballet suite, op.21b (excerpts)
Rachmaninov, Sergei Russian Songs (3), op.41
Ravel, Maurice Daphnis et Chloe
Silvestrov, Valentin Symphony no.5
Szymanowski, Karol Symphony no.3, op.27 'The Song of the Night' - with Jeremy Ovenden
Taneyev, Sergei Cantata: Ioann Damaskin (John of Damascus), op.1