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 Symphony by Tchaikovsky, recorded at the Salle Pleyel in 2010. On this occasion, all of the composer's symphonies were performed in full by the Mariinsky Orchestra, led by Music Director Valery Gergiev.
Tchaikovsky’s Second Symphony was composed in 1872 (revised 1879-80) is an upbeat and joyful affair. Containing three Ukrainian folk songs, it was a nod to Russian nationalism, as Ukraine at the time was known as “Little Russia.” Movements one, two and four include the folk songs,…