Valery Gergiev

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Home listening: a good week for Stravinsky
The RLPO and Petrenko dazzle in The Firebird, while the Mariinsky Orchestra and Gergiev make Petrushka their own

Fiona Maddocks

23, Dec, 2018 @8:00 AM

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Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tale of Tsar Saltan CD review – fairytale shimmer from St Petersburg

Andrew Clements

07, Dec, 2017 @4:00 PM

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Osud/Trouble in Tahiti; Mariinsky Orchestra/ Gergiev – review
Bernstein and Janáček rarities make a terrific Opera North double bill. Plus, a welcome visit by Valery Gergiev

Fiona Maddocks

15, Oct, 2017 @7:15 AM

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Mariinsky O/RSNO/Gergiev review – Scotland meets Russia in thrilling display of discipline
Valery Gergiev used the combined forces of the Mariinsky and Royal Scottish National orchestras to full effect in Shostakovich’s colossal Fourth Symphony

Rowena Smith

24, Aug, 2017 @11:46 AM

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George Harliono, 16-year-old piano virtuoso, to perform with Valery Gergiev
Teenager invited to Russia to play Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto with conductor and Mariinsky Orchestra

Dalya Alberge

05, Aug, 2017 @2:45 PM

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Mariinsky Orchestra/Gergiev review – brute orchestral force
An all-Prokofiev programme celebrating his 125th anniversary didn’t do the composer many favours

Flora Willson

28, Sep, 2016 @11:20 AM

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Munich PO/Gergiev at the Proms review – Ustvolskaya's powerful, profound symphonic scream
This rarely heard work by Soviet-era composer Galina Ustvolskaya is unusually scored and carries an almost physical charge, dominating the programme

Martin Kettle

19, Jul, 2016 @12:13 PM

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Mariinsky Orchestra/Gergiev review - charm and wolfish drama
Doing double duty as conductor and narrator, Valery Gergiev gave a resonant and dramatic account of Peter and the Wolf

Rian Evans

18, Apr, 2016 @3:34 PM

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Mariinsky Orchestra/Gergiev review – Tchaikovsky competition winners show their strengths
The ability of the Russian school to produce idiomatic music distinct from western traditions is remarkable, as this tour clearly demonstrates

Martin Kettle

28, Oct, 2015 @12:54 PM

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LSO/Gergiev review – a beguiling, superbly judged home farewell
Gergiev was on fine form for his final UK concert as principal conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra

Tim Ashley

19, Oct, 2015 @11:26 AM

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Gergiev and the LSO: fond farewells or sighs of relief?
Valery Gergiev has not served the London Symphony Orchestra well as their chief conductor, nor has he lived up to the brilliance his earlier career promised

Andrew Clements

09, Oct, 2015 @10:26 AM

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Prom 14: LSO/Gergiev review – Prokofiev piano concertos score mixed results
Daniil Trifonov, Sergei Babayan and Alexei Volodin’s treatments of all five works were fine individual achievements that made a less than ideal evening

Tim Ashley

29, Jul, 2015 @1:57 PM

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