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Valery Gergiev In Rehearsal & In Concert - Prokofiev

Release Date: 03/29/2011 
Label:  Kultur Video   Catalog #: 4570  
Composer:  Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 0 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Valery Gergiev is an inspirational leader: he has almost single-handedly made the Kirov Opera in St Petersburg a household name in the music world. He is also Principal Conductor of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. Gergiev is an exciting and authoritative interpreter of the Russian symphonic repertoire, and the international revival of interest in Prokofiev's music in the past five years or so can be largely attributed to Gergiev's efforts.

In this recording he is seen working with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra on a lesser-known work by Prokofiev - The Scythian Suite.

Footage of rehearsals and performance are interwoven with comments from Gergiev and Oleg Prokofiev, the composer's son; archive film
Read more material of Prokofiev; and examples of Scythian treasures in the Hermitage Museum, to create a picture of the composer and his music.

The film gives a unique insight into the chemistry which exists between composer, conductor and orchestra, and the means by which a masterly performance is achieved.

Region: 1 (US and Canada)
Running Time: 60 minutes
Color: Color
Format: NTSC, 4:3, LPCM
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Works on This Recording

Scythian Suite, Op. 20 by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915; USSR 

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