Medici.TV ~ Free Concert Broadcast.


I meant to post about this, but forgot and now I was reminded that tomorrow (1/29) you can hear/see a free concert from Paris (8pm Paris time) of Gergiev conducting a couple of symphonies by Tchaikovsky (on Medici.TV):

The most prestigious Russian orchestra will perform Symphonies No.3 and No.6 by Tchaikovsky within the framework of France-Russia Year 2010.  A captivating programme because of the great contrast between the two works: Symphony No.3, the only one in a major key out of Tchaikovsky’s six symphonies, with its two scherzos, clearly evokes dance music (Balanchine choreographed it). The 6th Symphony, the “Pathétique”, with its gloomy introduction, its waltz in 5/4 time (second movement), its unstoppable descending scales and its explosions, expresses a dark bitterness while remaining so full of splendour…

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