We are delighted that Julian Anderson has been announced winner of this year’s BBC Music Magazine Premiere Award for his second portrait disc with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski.
The recording is a celebration of the long relationship between Anderson and the LPO, including the world premiere recording of Schott work In lieblicher Bläue poem for violin and orchestra with violinist Carolin Widmann, written for the ensemble during his tenure as composer in residence. Further works on the disc are Alleluia for chorus and orchestra, also a world premiere recording, and The Stations of the Sun for orchestra.
In lieblicher Bläue has been described as having a “a pearly new-dawn iridescence, as if the world has returned to a state of primal innocence” (Ivan Hewett, The Telegraph) and has had numerous performances by the likes of Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and The Hallé Orchestra since its 2015 premiere. It will be performed again on 21 October by Carolin Widmann and the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the BBC Total Immersion Day for Julian Anderson at the Barbican Centre.