Yuri Temirkanov conducts Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10

Verbier Festival 2009

A regular guest at the Verbier Festival, the great Russian conductor Yuri Temirkanov conducts Shostakovich's Symphony No. 10 on a night of July 2009.

Temirkanov's predecessor, who is at the head of the Leningrad Philharmonic is Evgeny Mravinsky, who premiered this composition a few months after Stalin's death. Shostakovich 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!

Movie director : Sébastien Glas
Playlists : Verbier Festival, Russian music, The most beautiful programs in HD, The musical life in USRR
Musical period : Music from the 20th century
Music genre : Orchestral music

Duration : 55 min
Location : Salle des Combins (Verbier, Switzerland)
Production date : 2009
Production : © Idéale Audience

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