The clocks go back this weekend, but on a damp Thursday night at the Philharmonic Hall they were looking forward past the looming dark, dismal days of winter to the coming of spring with a pair of printemps-related pieces.
Andre Previn died earlier this year before comp...
The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic was the first British orchestra to perform the Mahler cycle when Sir Charles Groves wielded the baton back in the 1960s.
Well that was then, and this is now – now being 10 years almost to the day since the RLPO last embarked on a mighty march through Mahler’s ground-breaking symphonic opus, led once again by chief conductor Vasily Petrenko.
Chief conductor but not for much longer, the 43-year-old Russian in his penultimate season with the Phil before he decamps to the Cadogan Hall and a new era starts at Hope Street.