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New Year's Concert At Mariinsky Theatre Concert Hall / Valery Gergiev, Et Al


Release Date: 12/11/2007 
Label:  Bel Air Classiques   Catalog #: 31   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Peter Ilyich TchaikovskyCamille Saint-SaënsGioachino RossiniMikhail Glinka,   ... 
Performer:  Yefim Bronfman
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theater Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A new concert hall designed by French architect Xavier Fabre had just been opened at the Mariinsky Theatre, in the shrine of this historic building: the workshop where the sets and costumes from past productions were stored. To mark the 2007 New Year, conductor Valery Gergiev, leading the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, offered a retrospective of the great works that had rung out inside the theatre's walls. On the programme: the overture from Verdi's Force of Destiny, Yuri Bashmet in the finale of Berlioz's Harold in Italy, a Polka by Johan Strauss Jr., Rimsky-Korsakov's Capriccio Espagnol, the second movement from Rachmaninov's Symphony No.2, Liszt's Second Piano Concerto with yefim Bronfman, Stravinsky's Firebird and Borodin's Polovstian Read more Dances. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Russlan and Ludmilla: Overture by Mikhail Glinka
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theater Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1842; Russia 
2. Harold en Italie, Op. 16 by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theater Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1834; France 
3. La forza del destino: Overture by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theater Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862/1869; Italy 
4. Lohengrin: Act 3 Prelude by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theater Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
5. Annen-Polka, Op. 117 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theater Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1852; Vienna, Austria 
6. Concerto for Piano no 2 in A major, S 125 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Yefim Bronfman (Piano)
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theater Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839/1861; Weimar, Germany 
7. Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34 by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theater Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Russia 
8. Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances by Alexander Borodin
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theater Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
9. Symphony no 2 in E minor, Op. 27: 2nd movement, Scherzo by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theater Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1906-1908; Russia 
10. Firebird Suite by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theater Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919/1945;   

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