Symphony No. 1

Mariinsky Orchestra

Valery Gergiev, conductor

TV Director: Andy Sommer

Recorded at the Salle Pleyel (Paris, France)

© LGM / MEZZO – 2010

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About this video

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 .

About this work

Symphony No. 1 in G minor, Op. 13, "Winter Daydreams"

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…