Gergiev Conducts Stravinsky

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

On May 5, the New York Philharmonic performed its 15,000th concert, a milestone unmatched by any other symphony orchestra in the world. This week’s broadcast captures that program, including the fifth installment of the orchestra’s three-week festival, "The Russian Stravinsky." 

Conductor Valery Gergiev leads performances of Stravinsky’s Symphony in C, an alternately brash and pastoral work, his Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra, a quasi-concerto with soloist Denis Matsuev and Petrushka, the ballet music whose score was composed in 1911. The composer’s presence is fitting: he made his American debut as a performer, 85 years ago, conducting the Philharmonic.

Program details:

Stravinsky: Symphony in C

Stravinsky: Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra

Stravinsky: Petrushka (1911 original version)

Valery Gergiev, conductor

Denis Matsuev, piano

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Comments [4]

Mardi-Ellen Hill from Brooklyn Heights NY

Alec Baldwin's voice and delivery adds another dimmension to the total package of WQXR's delivery. Not since Dick Cavvet have I heard such wonderful passion and knowledge in an on air voice. He delivers in such a way that the listener is brought right into the middle of the performance.

Great going. Keep him on the job!
Mardi-Ellen Hill
Mardi-Ellen Hill

May. 22 2010 03:04 PM
Joan from NYC

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May. 20 2010 10:30 PM
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