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Blog # 37

Today we 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.

Everyone is 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 law.

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.

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Blog #23


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

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Blog #22

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.

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Today Two concerts of Denis Matsuev, artist of the month on Mezzo.tv



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


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