War and Peace is a three concert collaboration between the Russian National Orchestra and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, which culminates in the two orchestras appearing together on the Royal Festival Hall platform for a performance of Shostakovich' Leningrad Symphony on 5 October. Principal Conductor Vladimir Jurowski introduces the collaboration and the programmed repertoire.
The 2012-13 season opened in late September with a performance of Alexander Zemlinsky's one act opera A Florentine Tragedy. David Trendell, Senior Lecturer in Music at King's College, London, explores the life and music of Zemlinsky in this pre-concert talk, and how the composer's affair with Alma Mahler influenced the choice of subject matter for his opera.
The new release on the LPO Label is the third of our CDs of orchestral works by Mark-Anthony Turnage, bringing to a close his period as Composer in Residence (2005-10). The CD includes Christian Tetzlaff in the violin concerto Mambo, Blues and Tarante