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Yuri Temirkanov conducts Shostakovich

Verbier Festival 2009

Yuri Temirkanov conducts Shostakovich 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!


  • Dmitri Shostakovich, Symphony No. 10 in E Minor, Op. 93
    • 1. Moderato
    • 2. Allegro
    • 3. Allegretto
    • 4. Andante - Allegro


  • Directed by: Sébastien Glas
  • Venue: Salle des Combins (Verbier, Switzerland)
  • Production date: 2009
  • Duration: 55 min
  • Production: © Idéale Audience
  • Available version(s): EN

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