The conductor Vladimir Jurowski today signed ‘a long-term, multi-album agreement’ with the Dutch label, Pentatone.
But the recordings he will be making are not with his first orchestra, the London Philharmonic, where he has been music director since 2006.
It is confirmed that Jurowski will record a cycle of Prokofiev symphonies with the Moscow-based State Academic Symphony Orchestra ‘Evgeny Svetlanov’ and other repertoire with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, where he becomes chief conductor in September.
The LPO will not be pleased by this development. It may signal the unravelling of their relationship.