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Alexander Sladkovsky conducts Brahms – With Denis Matsuev

Tatarstan National Symphony Orchestra

Denis Matsuev joins forces with the Tatarstan National Symphony Orchestra and music director Alexander Sladkovsky for a 100% Brahms programme, recorded live at the Saydashev State Grand Concert Hall in Kazan, Russia.

The Music Festival "Denis Matsuev meets friends" is a new joint project of famous Russian pianist Denis Matsuev and conductor Alexander Sladkovsky. Both musicians are good old friends and constant partners on stage. Thanks to their creative collaboration, many bright cultural events are held in Russia helping to develop music life and education processes of native Country. offers you to watch the two concerts given by the orchestra, Matsuev and Sladkovsky on October 2013. Both concerts are dedicated to Titans of the repertoire: Johannes Brahms and Sergei Prokofiev. This first programme features a gorgeous rendition of Brahms's Piano Concerto No. 1 and Symphony No. 4, two of the composer's most iconic orchestral works.

This concert and broadcast were initiated by Denis Matsuev and Alexander Sladkovsky with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Tatarstan.

TNSO and the initiators of the project express sincere gratitude to the President of the Republic of Tatarstan Mr. Rustam Minnikhanov.

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Broadcast date : Dec. 16, 2013, 5 p.m.

Movie director : Corentin Leconte

Duration : 01 h 04 min
Location : Saydashev State Grand Concert Hall of Kazan, Russia (Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan, Russia)
Recording date : 19 Oct. 2013
Production date : 2013

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