Matteo Morelli

A Memorable Decade with London Philharmonic Orchestra. Interview with Vladimir Jurowski

A Memorable Decade with London Philharmonic Orchestra. Interview with Vladimir Jurowski

BY Matteo Morelli POSTED 31/07/2017 10:37 AM

Russian-born Vladimir Jurowski is one of today’s most sought-after and dynamic conductors, who also acts as the Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor of the celebrated London Philharmonic Orchestra. As the LPO website informs, a wide selection of Vladimir Jurowski’s live recordings with the Orchestra  was released on its LPO Label, including Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 3 and Symphonic Dances; Tchaikovsky’s Symphonies 1, 4, […] Read More

REVIEW: Evgeny Kissin proving himself once again with his Piano Recital at Barbican, by Matteo Morelli

REVIEW: Evgeny Kissin proving himself once again with his Piano Recital at Barbican, by Matteo Morelli

BY Matteo Morelli POSTED 11/03/2016 12:00 AM

Russian piano prodigy Evgeny Kissin delighted the London audiences with a piano recital set around aromantic repertoire. Starting with a pristine Mozart’s Sonata No 10 in C major, he then played a breathtaking Beethoven’s Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Appassionata; the second half included Brahms’s Three Intermezzos Opus 117, and a taste of Spain […] Read More

REVIEW: Russia conducting Russia: Petrenko and his Tchaikovsky with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, by Matteo Morelli

REVIEW: Russia conducting Russia: Petrenko and his Tchaikovsky with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, by Matteo Morelli

BY Matteo Morelli POSTED 26/02/2016 12:00 AM

A full programme around Tchaikovsky that includes his blockbuster Violin Concerto may seem an easy choice for a venue such as the Royal Festival Hall, but not equally easy is to deliver a quality performance out of it: what Petrenko managed to achieve is not just a full venue, but also a great  result with […] Read More

REVIEW: The London Philharmonic Orchestra and Nézet-Séguin on Rachmaninoff’s Second Symphony, by Matteo Morelli

REVIEW: The London Philharmonic Orchestra and Nézet-Séguin on Rachmaninoff’s Second Symphony, by Matteo Morelli

BY Matteo Morelli POSTED 12/02/2016 12:00 AM

Full house at the Royal Festival Hall in London for the London Philharmonic Orchestra under the conduction of Nézet-Séguin. The programme included Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2 in E minor and Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F, the latter accompanied by French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet who captured the jazzy notes of the concerto and entertained the audience […] Read More

REVIEW: Raskatov’s Green Mass World Premiere with the London Philharmonic Orchestra & Vladimir Jurowski, by Matteo Morelli

REVIEW: Raskatov’s Green Mass World Premiere with the London Philharmonic Orchestra & Vladimir Jurowski, by Matteo Morelli

BY Matteo Morelli POSTED 02/02/2016 12:00 AM

Landscapes have often inspired classical music production: many composers found themselves writing music that would capture what nature offers, trying to describe what the eyes see and which emotions are suggested to the soul. This is what conductor Vlaidimir Jurowski aimed to present to the London audience: the London Philharmonic Orchestra played a programme focused […] Read More

REVIEW: Celebrating Dimitri Shostakovich with Pianist Alexander Melnikov, by Matteo Morelli

REVIEW: Celebrating Dimitri Shostakovich with Pianist Alexander Melnikov, by Matteo Morelli

BY Matteo Morelli POSTED 16/12/2015 12:00 AM

The genius of Dimitri Shostakovich is known to most of us: programmes from most of the musical institutions and venues often include more than one of his works, allowing the audiences to be able to enjoy his music regularly. But the impact that the Russian composer had on classical music is so strong that is […] Read More

ARTICLE: Valery Gergiev’s farewell with the London Symphony Orchestra, by Matteo Morelli

ARTICLE: Valery Gergiev’s farewell with the London Symphony Orchestra, by Matteo Morelli

BY Matteo Morelli POSTED 22/10/2015 12:00 AM

Quick steps on stage, polite smile to the audience who greets him with a warm set of applause, swift look at musicians, then eyes on the score, hands rise holding a wooden stick in the right hand and start moving to conduct the Orchestra: that is how Valery Gergiev starts his magic on the stage. […] Read More

REVIEW: Rautio Piano Trio at Kings Place: Approaching the Iron Curtain: Bernstein, Copland & Shostakovich, by Matteo Morelli

REVIEW: Rautio Piano Trio at Kings Place: Approaching the Iron Curtain: Bernstein, Copland & Shostakovich, by Matteo Morelli

BY Matteo Morelli POSTED 16/09/2015 12:00 AM

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the death of one of Russia’s greatest composer of last century, Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich. The award winning Rautio Piano Trio paid a tribute to his life and works with their concert at Kings Place, one of Central London newest and most vibrant cultural venues. The performance included both of his […] Read More

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