Valery Gergiev, conductor
TV Director: Andy Sommer
Recorded at the Salle Pleyel (Paris, France)
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This video is taken from the second movement of the First Symphony (Adagio ma non tanto cantabile) by Tchaikovsky, recorded at the Salle Pleyel in 2010. This event saw the composer's symphonies performed in full by the Mariinsky Orchestra, led by Music Director Valery Gergiev .
Symphony No. 1 in G minor was the first notable piece written by Tchaikovsky. In four movements, the piece took a number of years to write. It was composed from 1866 and modified in 1874. Tchaikovsky had dedicated the piece to Nikolai Rubinstein, the brother of one of his former mentors…