• Conducting Tchaikovsky's Symphonies

    Music director and conductor of the Mariinsky Orchestra, Valery Gergiev discusses Tchaikovsky's symphonies and his approach to conducting them.

  • Theatricality in Tchaikovsky's Symphonies

     

    Music director and conductor of the Mariinsky Orchestra, Valery Gergiev reveals the importance of understanding the theatricality in Tchaikovsky's symphonies.

  • The Emergence of St. Petersburg

    Music director and conductor of the Mariinsky Orchestra, Valery Gergiev discusses the emergence of St. Petersburg as the jewel in Tsarist Russia's crown.

  • Tchaikovsky's Influences

     

    Music director and conductor of the Mariinsky Orchestra, Valery Gergiev discusses which of Tchaikovsky's predecessors and contemporaries were an influence, and which composers he, in turn, influenced.

    Courtesy of LGM, Mezzo, and the State Academic Mariinsky Theatre