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Vladimir Jurowski: Russia's beloved son

The language of music; so emotion anal Jurowski with his lead violinist.
The language of music; so emotion anal Jurowski with his lead violinist.

He belongs to the whole wide world of performing arts with another iconic compatriot, Rudolf Nureyev born thirty-five years apart. Unlike Nureyev, he was born with the silver spoon in his mouth.

Born in Moscow, he is the son of the conductor, Michail Jurowski and grandson of Soviet film music composer, Michailovich Jurowski and became the third generation to wield the baton in his family. Commencing his musical studies at the Moscow Conservatory, he moved over with his family including his brother Dmitri who was a conductor himself and sister Maria (pianist) to Germany where he completed his education at the music schools of Hochschule fur Musok Carl Maria von Weber Dresden and the Hochschule further and vocal coaching with Devis on Sibwlius Symphony No. 7 in 1991.

Bursting into his career 

He first appeared on the international scene in 1995 at the Wexford Festival when he conducted Nikolai Rimsky- Korsakov's opera MAY NIGHT and returned the following year for Giacome Mayerbeer's L'etoile du nord which was recorded by Naxos Records. In April 1996 he made his debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden conducting NABUCCO. I was present at this event and saw  Jurowski for the first time. He was simply beyond words like a comet shooting down from somewhere. He unleashed the Russian musical tradition and since has been the championed by audiences the world over thanks to the variety of riches it offers from Romantic passion of Tchaikovsky to innovative brilliance of Stravinsky and Prokofiev.

Russian national orchestra          

As the head of London Philharmonic Orchestra, he explained the significance of the Russian National Orchestra joining up as a very special highlight. The series culminated in a massive joint-force as a kind of a supergroup when they play together that produce great orchestral genre. Especially Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture along with works of Shostakovich. Jurowski conducted an early Bruckner symphony and Wagner's Romantic songs; written as the composer slipped into hopeless adoration of the German poet, Mathilde Wosendock, capturing moments heartfelt stillness in a whirlwind musical career.

A typical well thought out programme of music by Jurowski performed at LPO was of contrasting powerful and gripping works so akin to Stravinsky's masterpiece. On and off, he also takes on Beethoven and Schoenberg. His works are limitless and repertoire magnificent. It is not easy to identity his great works because they all are great and iconic. Beyond compare; like the waters that surround the ocean and clouds that float away to reveal the blue heavens. Only his music can touch them.


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