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Mon 07 Jan, 2019:
Stravinsky: Petrushka, ballet in four tableaux (1911); Jeu de cartes, “ballet in three deals” (1936)

This lively rendition of the 1911 Petrushka is a convincing endorsement of the great story ballet, composed just one year after Firebird, that for...

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Wed 18 May, 2016:
Prokofiev: Symphony No 5 in B flat major, Op 100; Scythian Suite, Op 20

Many impressive details arrest the ear, not least the glistening aura of ‘The Sun’s Procession’ at the close of the Scythian Suite, a sunrise...

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Mon 18 May, 2015:
Shostakovich: Symphony No 9 in E flat major, Op 70; Violin Concerto No 1 in A minor, Op 77

Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra are on course to produce the definitive Shostakovich symphony cycle of our times, and this Ninth is no...

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Tue 05 Aug, 2014:
Shostakovich: Symphonies – No 4 in C minor, Op 43; No 5 in D minor, Op 47; No 6 in B minor, Op 54

Valery Gergiev is much criticised these days for the uneven quality of his interpretations. But his record with Shostakovich is long and consistently...

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Tue 01 Apr, 2014:
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concertos – No 1 in B flat minor, Op 23; No 2 in G major, Op 44

Denis Matsuev bludgeons his way through the famous opening of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No 1 with fusillades of fortissimo. When there are...

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Thu 13 Feb, 2014:
Shostakovich: Symphony No 8 in C minor, Op 65

Much has changed for Valery Gergiev’s St Petersburg orchestra since he last recorded this same symphony with them, in 1996. They have changed their...

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Tue 27 Aug, 2013:
Wagner: Das Rheingold

There's a great tradition of Wagnerian performance in St Petersburg. Valery Gergiev's Mariinsky Das Rheingold is obviously one drawn from recent...

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