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Karina Canellakis. Photo: Mathias Bothor

Beethoven & Shostakovich from the London Philharmonic Orchestra 

This was one of those concerts that showcased the versatility of the London Philharmonic Orchestra in historically aware performance and contemporary practice. Perhaps it is a trifle extravagant to deploy period trumpets and timpani for the five minutes it takes to zip through the Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus, but from the first explosive […]

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London Philharmonic Orchestra, Principal Conductor Edward Gardner, Mezzo-Soprano Beth Taylor, Soprano Sally Matthews

London Philharmonic – Edward Gardner conducts Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony

The Southbank poster blurb for the London Philharmonic’s 2023-24 season-opener sold Mahler’s ‘Resurrection’ Symphony as “a journey to the end of the world”, a description which, however enticingly apocalyptic, it isn’t. The clue of enduring faith and hope is in the title, a point not remotely lost on Edward Gardner. It was, though, a near

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