Michail Jurowski

Biography

Born: December 25, 1945; Moscow, Russia  
While conductor Michail Jurowski has led many acclaimed performances in a wide variety of concert and operatic repertory throughout his career, he has become best known for his interpretations of lesser known music, particular rarely encountered works by Prokofiev and Shostakovich. He has mined the byways of Prokofiev's substantial output with recordings of the incidental scores to Egyptian Nights, Hamlet, Boris Godunov, Eugene Onegin, the film Read more score Queen of Spades, and ballet Sur le Borysthene. And Jurowski has ventured into equally obscure Shostakovich territory: the oratorio Song of the Forests; the cantata The Sun Shines on Our Motherland; music from the films Alone, The Fall of Berlin, and Maxim; music from the unfinished opera The Gamblers; and much else. Jurowski has also championed the symphonies and orchestral music of Swedish composer Wilhelm Peterson-Berger. He has led major orchestras in the former Soviet Union and following his 1990 immigration to Germany, has held prestigious posts there and has heavily freelanced in Scandinavia, both in opera and symphonic music. Jurowski has made over 60 recordings, mostly for Melodiya, CPO, and Capriccio.

Michail Jurowski was born in Moscow on December 25, 1945. His father was composer Vladimir Jurowski, a close friend of Shostakovich, whom young Michail met and performed with. Michail studied music at the Moscow Conservatory under Lev Ginzburg and Alexei Kandinsky. From his student days Jurowski served for 24 years as an assistant to Russian conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky at the Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra.

During this period Jurowski regularly conducted at the Moscow-based Music Theater of Stanislavski and Nemirovitch-Dantchenko. Even before Jurowski officially resettled with his family in Berlin in 1990, he had become active on the music scene in Germany: from 1989-1996 he served as permanent conductor of the Semperoper Dresden. In 1992 he was appointed music director of the Northwest German Philharmonic Orchestra, Herford, holding the post until 1998.

In the new century Jurowski frequently conducted the Deutsche Oper Berlin and for two seasons (1999-2001) was chief conductor at the Leipzig Opera. In 2006 Jurowski was appointed chief conductor of the Cologne-based WDR Radio Symphony Orchestra. Most of his recordings in the west have been with this ensemble and the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra. Among Jurowski's recordings is the 2005 CD of Prokofiev's Eugene Onegin and Queen of Spades, with the Berlin RSO. Jurowski's father, Vladimir, serves as principal conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Read less

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Born: December 25, 1945; Moscow, Russia  
While conductor Michail Jurowski has led many acclaimed performances in a wide variety of concert and operatic repertory throughout his career, he has become best known for his interpretations of lesser known music, particular rarely encountered works by Prokofiev and Shostakovich. He has mined the byways of Prokofiev's substantial output with recordings of the incidental scores to Egyptian Nights, Hamlet, Boris Godunov, Eugene Onegin, the film Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
Monologue I (Ghost)
Virginia
Monologue II (Ghost)
Passacaglia
The Ghost and Virginia (Ghost, Virginia)
Act I: Introduction
Act I Scene 1: Manque! (Kermarec, Cloteau, Lison, Maurice)
Act I Scene 2: Il pleut (Marie, Cloteau, Kermarec, Simon, Maurice, Chorus, Lison)
Act I Scene 3: Vive les Girondins! (Chorus, Kermarec, Maurice, Caracalla, Simon, Cloteau, Marie, Lison)
Act I Scene 4: Pauvre Simon (Marie, Maurice)
Act I Scene 5: Oui monsieur, c'est bien moi (Kermarec, Marie, Maurice, Cloriviere)
Act I Scene 6: Eh bien, voila ce grand courage? (Cloriviere, Marie, Chorus, Caracalla, Lison)
Act II Tableau I: Scene 7: Ouais! Voici bien un beau geolier (Le Mouton, Cloteau, Simon)
Act II Tableau I: Scene 8: Je suis lasse! (Marie, Cloriviere, Langlade, La Novice, Du Folgoet, La Marquise, Simon, Chorus)
Act II Tableau II: Entr'acte
Act II Tableau II: Robespierre est mort! (Cloteau, Chorus, Marie, Cloriviere, Simon, Du Folgoet, La Novice)
No. 1. Plach ob umershem mladentse (The Lament for the Dead Child)
No. 2. Zabotlivye mama i tyotya (The Thoughtful Mother and Aunt)
No. 3. Kolybal'naya (Lullaby)
No. 4. Pered dolgoy razlukoy (Before a Long Parting)
No. 5. Predosterezheniye (A Warning)
No. 6. Broshenniy otets (The Abandoned Father)
No. 7. Pesnya o nuzhde (The Song of Misery)
No. 8. Zima (Winter)
No. 9. Khoroshaya zhisn' (A Good Life)
No. 10. Pesnya devushki (The Young Girl's Song)
No. 11. Schastye (Happiness)
No. 1. My Verses
No. 2. Whence All This Tenderness?
No. 3. Dialogue between Hamlet and His Conscience
No. 4. The Poet and The Czar
No. 5. No, The Drum Did Beat
No. 6. To Anna Akhmatova
No. 1. Love
No. 2. Before the Suicide
No. 3. An Immodest Glance
No. 4. The First and the Last Time
No. 5. Hopeless Love
No. 6. Death
Overture
Act I: Aria: Ach, so seid ihr nun, alle jungen Madchen (Mullers)
Act I: Terzett: Still! Ich hor' ihn kommen, es ist sein Pferd... (Natascha, Muller, Furst)
Act I: Ach mein Herz du, ach mein Herz du (Chorus)
Act I: Duet: Mich qualen dustree Gedanken, wie wird so bang (Furst, Natascha)
Act I: Duet: Ei, ei, ei, ei! Was seh' ich! (Furst, Natascha)
Act I: Finale: Ach, ihr Felder, meine Felder, um euch schone (Muller, Natascha, Chorus)
I. Allegro moderato
II. Andante con moto - Allegro molto - Tempo I
III. Moderato
Prologue 1: The Mistress of the Copper Mountain
Prologue 2: Danilo and his work
Act I Scene 1: Danilo in search of the stone flower
Act I Scene 1: Danilo meets his fellow villagers
Act I Scene 1: Scene and duet of Katerina and Danilo
Act I Scene 1: Interlude I: Severyan and the workers
Act I Scene 2: Round dance
Act I Scene 2: Katerina bids farewell to her friends
Act I Scene 2: Girl's dance
Act I Scene 2: Danilo's dance
Act I Scene 2: Unmarried men's dance
Act I Scene 2: Severyan's arrival
Act I Scene 2: Altercation over the malachite vase
Act I Scene 2: Scene of Katerina and Danilo
Act I Scene 2: Danilo's thoughts
Act I Scene 3: Danilo enticed away by the Mistress of the Copper Mountain
I. Stiljte - Seglats
II. Rosenstaden - Dionsysostaget - I Eros tempel - Symposion
III. Hemlangtan - For Sunnanvind
I. Fjallet (The Mountain)
II. Sjon (The Lake)
III. Overheden (Across the Heath)
IV. Ekorre och skogsduva (Squirrel and Wood Pigeon)
V. Granskogen (The Pine Forest)
VI. Fjallbacken (The Mountain Stream)
Overture
Act I: Melodrama
Act I: Entr'acte: Der Aufruhr
Act II: Fanfare
Act II: March and Chorus
Act II: Music
Act II: Entr'acte II: Der Ball
Act II: Entr'acte III: Die Dorfschenke
Act II: Entr'acte IV
Act V: Funeral March
Act V: Melodrama
Act V: Concluding Scene
I. Sagan: Allegretto grave e fantastico
II. Skogen, vagen, sommarnatten: Adante e scherzo all' improvisazione
III. Drommen: Allegro energico e maestoso
I. Introduzione: Allegro patetico
II. Alla danza: Poco allegretto
III. Nottruno: Andante con moto
IV. Elegia: Andante
V. Alla marcia: Allegro risoluto
Jasningstid: Allegro entusiastico
Legend: Andante serioso
Trollruna: Sostenuto - Presto turbulento
Kamp: Allegro eroica


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