Pick the Russian Potboiler from Valery Gergiev

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This Thursday, Valery Gergiev will be conducting the Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre at the grand opening of the new Mariinsky II opera house in St. Petersburg, Russia. It's also Gergiev's 60th birthday.

We're celebrating today with a Showdown that features three Russian masterpieces conducted by this globe-trotting maestro, who was born in Moscow. You voted for the piece you'd like to hear Gergiev wield the baton on and we played it today at noon.