As our month-long celebration of Tchaikovsky continues through the end of October with concerts by the Russian Chamber Chorus of New York, Ensemble ACJW, and Anna Netrebko, it's a good time to remind you that our Tchaikovsky in St. Petersburg website is brimming with video, audio, and written material related to the great Russian composer.
Our friends at LGM, Mezzo, and the State Academic Mariinsky Theatre have provided video and audio recordings of Valery Gergiev conducting the Mariinsky Orchestra in performances of six of Tchaikovsky's symphonies—including No. 3 through No. 6, which are not available to see or hear anywhere else online. We have interviews with Maestro Gergiev on Tchaikovsky's life, work, and background. Plus, Carnegie Hall's director of the archives and Rose Museum, Gino Francesconi, reveals many surprising links between Tchaikovsky and Carnegie Hall.
As a sample, enjoy the finale of Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 3, "Polish."
Valery Gergiev conducts the Mariinsky Orchestra in a performance of Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 3, "Polish" | Finale: Allegro con fuoco (tempo di Polacca) | Courtesy of LGM, Mezzo, and the State Academic Mariinsky Theatre
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