Valery Gergiev, Conductor

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Valery Gergiev: “I'm a relatively busy man”

Ahead of his appearance with the Munich Philharmonic at this year’s Prom 4, Valery Gergiev gave Bachtrack a wide-ranging interview, discussing the Mariinsky, Russian music, education and much more.
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AmsterdamGergiev and Concertgebouw Orchestra: Rachmaninoff and Scriabin

Rachmaninov, Scriabin
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Valery Gergiev; Behzod Abduraimov

LondonMariinsky Orchestra

Rimsky-Korsakov, Stravinsky
Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra; Valery Gergiev

LondonMariinsky Orchestra

Stravinsky, Rimsky-Korsakov
Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra; Valery Gergiev; Kristóf Baráti

CardiffMariinsky Stradivarius Ensemble

Shostakovich, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky
Valery Gergiev; Mariinsky Stradivarius Ensemble
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Gergiev and the Mariinsky keep the Red Flag flying

“Our business is rejoicing, our business is rejoicing.” In the Soviet Union, composers quickly learnt when to toe the Party line.
****1
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Shostakovich 4 at the Edinburgh Festival

Side by side, the combined forces of the RSNO and the Mariinsky under Gergiev recall the Western première of Shostakovich Fourth symphony at the 1962 Edinburgh Festival.
****1
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Intoxicating, mystic, sacred, profane

Rodion Shchedrin's opera mixes singing, choreography and storytelling to lend a potent sacred and mystic overlay to Nikolai Leskov's folk tale.
*****
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Netrebko takes on Adriana Lecouvreur at the Mariinsky

Isabelle Patriot-Pieri's new production is a quirky mix of traditional and the opposite; Netrebko shows her star quality; Eyvasov impresses.
****1
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