This blog 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
Please, 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 here.
To begin 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.Read more... Tags:
Tchaikovsky Monday 20 January 8:30pm
Tchaikovsky : Piano Concerto no. 2 – Schubert : Impromptu no. 2 – Grieg : Peer Gynt (excerpts)
Denis Matsuev (piano), Orchestre de Paris, Paavo Järvi (conductor)
Recorded on 12 January 2011 at Salle Pleyel, Paris – Directed for TV by Olivier Simonnet – Duration : 55’
Prokofiev Monday 20 January 9:30pm
Denis Matsuev (piano), Saint-Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Yuri Temirkanov (conductor)
Prokofiev : Piano Concerto no. 1 – Shchedrin : Humoreske – Wagner : Lohengrin (Prelude to Act I)
Ginzburg : Fantaisie on Il Barbiere di Siviglia – Stravinsky : Petrouchka
Recorded at the Festival Annecy in 2012 – Directed for TV by Lionel Escama