Vladimir Jurowski and the LPO : Kancheli, Martinu, Vaughan Williams
Vladimir Jurowski conducts London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall. Kancheli: Mourned by the Wind. Martinu: Memorial to Lidice. Vaughan Williams: Symphony No 9.
Vladimir Jurowski and the London Philharmonic Orchestra in Vaughan Williams's Ninth Symphony.
Recorded at the Royal Festival Hall on 25th January.
Presented by Tom Redmond.
Giya Kancheli: Mourned by the Wind (Liturgy for solo viola and orchestra)
Martinů: Memorial to Lidice
Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 9
Isabelle van Keulen, viola
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Vladimir Jurowski, conductor
From the darkest depths of the Second World War, Bohuslav Martinů cries out in anguish and rage. In Soviet Georgia, Giya Kancheli mourns a friend with a searingly beautiful musical liturgy; music stained with tears, performed tonight by one of the world's finest viola players. And the 85-year-old Vaughan Williams rages against the dying of the light in a Ninth Symphony of breathtaking ambition and imaginative fire. Three great composers, three extraordinary testimonies.