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Orchestrating Rachmaninoff songs - Vladimir Jurowski

Orchestrating Rachmaninoff songs - Vladimir Jurowski

LPO Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor Vladimir Jurowski introduces the orchestrations of Rachmaninoff songs made by his grandfather.

In April we reach the end of the London Philharmonic Orchestra's Rachmaninoff: Inside Out season, during which we've been exploring the symphonies, piano concertos and choral works of Rachmaninoff. Fittingly, we end with the composer's third and final symphony, and in the first half of the concert perform arrangements of Rachmaninoff's piano suites and songs by Yuri Butsko and the composer Vladimir Jurowski. Orchestration allows a composer to adapt an existing composition for different instrumental forces, giving sometimes underperformed works a new lease of life. In this podcast, Vladimir Jurowski explores the reasons for making orchestrations, including the historical background that led to his grandfather's arrangements for orchestra of Rachmaninoff's songs.

Featured recording:
Bruckner Symphony No. 3. Live recording from 2014 conducted by