Vladimir Mikhailovich Jurowski is a Russian conductor.
From October 2011, principal conductor of the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of the Russian Federation
Vladimir Mikhailovich Jurowski is the son of conductor Mikhail Jurowski, and grandson of Soviet film music composer Vladimir Michailovich Jurowski
“The Brahms double concerto and Bruckner’s second symphony make for a curious concert pairing. The one is autumnal and full of equanimity, a late orchestral summation of Brahms’s ability to conjure sturdy musical oaks from small acorns. The other is ambitious and disjunctive, teeming with novel orchestration and symphonic false trails, very much a product of an emerging Brucknerian style whose features are not yet fully formed.
Yet there was never any doubt that Vladimir Jurowski had the measure of this key Bruckner work. With his eight double basses ranged at the back of the orchestra behind the brass, Jurowski had clearly thought hard about how he wanted to project the Brucknerian sound, and a similar attentiveness marked his pacing and balancing of the whole sprawling score, to which the LPO responded with terrific commitment. It would be silly to pretend that the second symphony, here performed in its more rarely heard 1872 version, later much revised with the order of the two inner movements reversed, is a perfectly finished piece. But that is exactly its fascination. The episodic but extended finale, in particular, is as far away from the classically nurtured world of Brahms as a symphonic movement of that period could be. But the second has a special place in the heart of any true Brucknerian because of its raw and striving authenticity, which Jurowski captured grippingly.”