Under the baton of the young Latvian conductor Andris Nelsons, together with the 1st concertmaster Daishin Kashimoto as a soloist, the great Berliner Philharmoniker musically focused on Tchaikovsky. Along with Tchaikovsky's stirring Symphony No. 5, the program included beguiling shorter works featuring violinist Daishin Kashimoto – the Sérénade mélancolique in B flat Minor, Waltz-Scherzo in C Major and Souvenir d'un lieu cher.
The charismatic conductor Nelsons has been Music Director of the City of the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra since 2008, enjoying a critically acclaimed first few seasons. Over the next seasons he will continue collaborations with the Berliner Philharmoniker, Wiener Philharmoniker, Het Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest, New York Philharmonic, and others.
Rudolf Nureyev – Agnès Letestu (Odette), José Martinez (Siegfried) – Corps de Ballet de l'Opéra national de Paris
Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra. The complete Tchaikovsky symphonies