are opening the season with "the Israeli-Siberian" orchestra, it is
fair to call it so, because it is still fresh in memory how IPO came to Irkutsk
for participation in the festival "Stars on Baikal". That was a great
event not only for Irkutsk, but the whole of Russia, as well as the diving of
Maestro Meta in the waters of lake Baikal.
excited. Musicians from IPO come to me to talk about what they remembered
during the trip, to make a declaration of love to Irkutsk and lake Baikal and
to say that they definitely want to visit Irkutsk again. Maestro Mehta said
that when we build a new concert hall, he with IPO will definitely come and
play at its opening. So that is settled. And we know that Zubin Mehta’s word is
IPO is an
outstanding, versatile team led by a unique man, Zubin Mehta, with whom I was
fortunate enough not only to perform, but also to talk and be friends. This season
opening concert in Tel Aviv for me gives the start to a series of six concerts
where I am going to perform Third Concerto for piano and orchestra by S. V.
Rachmaninoff and Third Concerto by L. Beethoven.
is about how we recorded the disc that is to be released in February 2014. This
is our third work with Maestro Gergiev and the Mariinsky label. The two
previous CDs with records enjoyed great success. The first record included Rachmaninoff's
the Third Concerto and Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini. The second - two
Shostakovich’s concertos and the Fifth concert of Shchedrin. And here we are with
V. Gergiev decided to record these two concerts by P. I. Tchaikovsky. Along
with the famous First Concerto you will enjoy less known, but not less beloved,
the Second Concerto. Maestro Gergiev shares my opinion that this outstanding
concert, undeservedly forgotten and unfortunately rarely performed, must become
famous. Therefore we have decided to present these two concerts to the public
in such a bundle. Immerse yourself in these moments the recording, that was
made a year ago in the concert hall of the Mariinsky.
Director and camera - A. Matison, cameraman - V. Ivanov, sound - I.Muraviev, P. Nedel, design - A.Proshin
forgive me for keeping silence these days: I was under the impression from what
happened here. I am in Sochi from the day of the opening of the Olympic games.
I am overwhelmed with emotions right now, and I want to talk about what I see
with, the Opening Ceremony made a huge impression, because it was the case when
everything turned out perfectly well: the Grand conception, outstanding director’s
work and artistic vision and sound. Of course, the TV picture was different
from what I've seen in the audience at the stadium Fisht, but I can say that of
course, the Opening was 100% successful in all respects.