Yuri Temirkanov and Yuja Wang in a Russian music programme

Verbier Festival 2011

After Evgeny Mravinsky, Yuri Temirkanov is one of the main representatives of Russian music. He is the current principal conductor of the Mariinsky's Orchestra and conducted St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra during twelve years. For the Verbier Festival 2011 he performed with the great Yuja Wang in a programme including Liadov, Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky.

A perfect programme for the Russian conductor, who have already performed with the Verbier Festival Orchestra several times in the past, notably in a Shostakovich programme (available on medici.tv).

The concert begins with Liadov's Kikimora, a symphonic work built on the Slavic mythological character of the same name and conveying all the mystery suggested by the composer himself, who conceived his "fantastic" work for rare instruments such as xylophone and celesta…

Under the baton of Yuri Temirkanov, Yuja Wang performs Rachmaninov's Concerto No. 2, which she has already recorded with Claudio Abbado. Her confidence with this work makes the performance with Temirkanov perfect.

The concert ends with some of the most popular arias of classical music: some highlights of Swan Lake' s ballet by Tchaikovsky , which Temirkanov has already conducted in the past. Undoubtedly an incredible experience for the young musicians of the Festival to be next to such great artists like Temirkanov and Wang.

Duration : 01 h 18 min
Location : Salle des Combins (Verbier, Switzerland)
Recording date : 27/07/2011
Production date : 2011
Production : © Idéale audience – Museec



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