The start of the 2017/18 season sees Vladimir Jurowski release three CD sets.

Richard Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra; Mahler: TotenfeierTaking on the position of Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin (Berlin Radio Symphony) officially on 1st September, Jurowski releases his second recording with orchestra for Pentatone, pairing Strauss’s tone poem Also Sprach Zarathustra with two rarely-heard works of Mahler – a very early ‘Symphonic Prelude’ written during his student days, and ‘Totenfeier’, the orchestral work which was later developed into the opening movement of his Symphony No. 2.

Listen to Vladimir Jurowski discussing his thinking behind the pairing of Strauss and Mahler on the Pentatone release:

 

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Complete SymphoniesWith the London Philharmonic, he has completed his full cycle of the Tchaikovsky symphonies, and on 1st September the box set is released on the London Philharmonic’s LPO Live label. The set marks the first release of his recordings of the Second and Third symphonies, the Serenade for Strings and the Francesca da Rimini Symphonic Fantasy.

Vladimir Jurowski talks about his lifelong connection with Tchaikovsky here:

Britten & Hindemith Violin Concertos

Finally, in October, the violinist Arabella Steinbacher releases her latest disc, pairing the concertos of Britten and Hindemith, accompanied by Jurowski and the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin.