Valery Gergiev conducts Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 1, "Winter Daydreams"

Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra. The complete Tchaikovsky symphonies

After his work on the Prokofiev works with the London Symphony Orchestra, Valery Gergiev starts recording the complete Tchaikovsky symphonies with the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra.

Tchaikovsky composes his 5th symphony ten years after finishing the 4th. He spends five years afterwards composing the last work of this symphonic epic, the Sixth, also known as "Pathetic." His last three symphonies are considered united by a common idea: one man facing his destiny. The public generally love these latter three symphonies the most; they are also performed and recorded more often than the three early symphonies. However, they demonstrate the huge sense of orchestration that makes Tchaikovsky one of the greatest Russian maestros...

Movie director : Andy Sommer
Collection : The Complete Tchaikovsky symphonies by Valery Gergiev
Playlist : The art of conducting
Musical period : Romantic music
Music genre : Orchestral music

Duration : 49 min
Location : Salle Pleyel (Paris, France)
Production date : 2010
Production : © LGM - MEZZO

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