Yuri Temirkanov conducts Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10
Verbier Festival 2009
Regular performer at the Verbier Festival, the majestic Russian conductor Yuri Temirkanov conducted Shostakovitch’s Symphony No.10 on July 2009.
Temirkanov’s predecessor at the direction of the Leningrad Philharmonic, Evgeni Mravinski premiered this composition a few month after Stalin’s death. Shostakovitch declared that he included references to Stalin and the Cold War in this symphony, which distinguishes itself by its terrifying and freezing second movement followed by a more soothing and optimistic finale, which can evoke the dictator’s death.
The way the young musicians of the Verbier Festival Orchestra follow rigorously the Russian maestro’s indications is absolutely fascinating. An exemplary lesson of music and of generosity!
Duration : 55 min
Location : Salle des Combins (Verbier, Switzerland)
Production date : 2009
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