Sunday, May 9, 2010

FREE streaming of complete concert with Principal Conductor Vladimir Jurowski

The London Philharmonic Orchestra launches a free complete concert streaming service with Vladimir Jurowski's performance of Wagner, Brahms and Liszt.

If you weren't able to be at the London Philharmonic Orchestra's 1 May 2010 concert at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall, you can listen online or through the Orchestra's popular iphone app until 20 May 2010.

'Brahms's Alto Rhapsody..was the evening's highlight. Written as a bizarrely inappropriate bridal gift for Robert and Clara Schumann's daughter Julie, with whom Brahms was emotionally involved, but who was engaged to an Italian count, it sets a text describing an embittered individual for whom divine consolation is summoned at the close. Anna Larsson's enriched contralto matched its needs superbly, with sensitive work from the London Philharmonic Choir bringing warmth and hope to the final pages.' The Guardian

Listen online here

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