Today's Classical Music Video

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Gergiev Talks About Tchaikovsky

Beyond any doubt Valery Gergiev is the foremost Russian conductor of his generation. He divides his time now primarily between two orchestras: the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra of St. Petersburg and the London Symphony. But he is a man perpetually in motion. His schedule shows that he is conducting a different concert or opera nearly every day. Visit his website at  for the details. How does he keep on top of so much music? Critics would say that he doesn't. It is simply not possible for one man to do so much. And yet, his performances are invariably excting and memorable.

In Tchaikovsky's music he is an acknowledged master. He has conducted all of Tchaikovsky's orchestral music and all of the operas too. In this video we see him conducting excerpts from several of the symphonies, concluding with the finale from the Symphony No. 3.

Paul E. Robinson

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