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Alfred Schnittke festival - November 2009

Alfred Schnittke festival - November 2009

London Philharmonic Orchestra's Principal Conductor Vladimir Jurowski introduces the festival Between Two Worlds - exploring the life and work of Alfred Schnittke. A Russian composer, who grew up in Germany in the 1930s, Schnittke's music is renowned for its eclectic juxtaposition of a wide range of styles. The festival explores his music for film, theatre and the concert hall, alongside music that inspired him. Violinist Leonidas Kavakos performs in two concerts of the festival, and tells us about his first violin and the Berg concerto. Find out more on the Schnittke minisite:

Double Bass player George Peniston looks back at reviews from the recent tour to Australia.

November's CD release on the LPO Label is of Dvorak's Requiem, recorded in February 2009 at the Royal Festival Hall with conductor Neeme Järvi.