This series of TV programmes presents the very best of the 16th Verbier Festival with worldwide renowned artists such as Susan Graham, Martha Argerich, Yuri Temirkanov and Philippe Jaroussky.
Yuri Khatuevich Temirkanov (Russian: Ю́рий Хату́евич Темирка́нов), Russian conductor of Circassian (Kabardian) origin, celebrated his debut with the St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra (formerly the Leningrad Philharmonic) in early 1967.
Temirkanovs interpretation of Shostakovich Symphony No. 10 is strongly influenced by Russian heritage which the orchestra positively evokes under his direction and expertise.
He is a frequent guest conductor of major orchestras like the Berlin Philharmonic, London Philharmonic or New York Orchestra. Being principal Guest Conductor of the Bolshoi Theatre, he has also been appointed as Music Director of the Teatro Regio di Parma in January 2009.
Since 1988 he has been the Music Director and Chief Conductor of the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic with whom he regularly undertakes major international tours and recordings.
In 2002, he received the Abbiati Prize for Best Conductor.
In 2003 he was named Conductor of the Year in Italy. In the same year President Vladimir Putin bestowed the President’s Medal on Maestro Temirkanov.
Picture format DVD: NTSC 16:9
Sounds formats DVD: PCM Stereo, DD 5.1, DTS 5.1
Region code: 0
Booklet notes: English, German, French
Running time: 53 min
“The outer movements are sensibly paced and not without gravitas, the young musicians triumphing over the rather narrow dynamic range presented by the hall”
“Particular highlights are the brooding bass-rich sound that Temirkanov draws from his young orchestra in the epic opening paragraph of the first movement...the production is largely conventional, but manages to convey the obvious enthusiasm and commitment which was generated by the occasion.”
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