Parsifal Suite cover designed by The Joneses

Music, maestro, please…

Andrew Gourlay is one of the countrys most exciting young conductors.

He briefed us to design the cover for ‘Parsifal Suite’; a recording he had made with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, of some of Wagner’s greatest orchestral writing.

Working with the guidelines of the record company, the idea behind our visual was simple; to allude to the swan that was killed by Parsifal in Act 1 – a scene that triggered his emotional development in the opera. We thought the stark white feather against the abstract background of a dark forest was both apposite and strikingly beautiful.

A feather in our cap?

“The swan feather floated down into the forest like one of Wagner’s profound melodies and felt just right. New age yet classical. I love it.”

Andrew Gourlay