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Gergiev

Valery Abesalovich. born 1953, Russian conductor; musical director of the Kirov (now the Mariinsky) Opera from 1988
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Left, Valery Gergiev and, right, Tim Rhys-Evans * Members of Only Men Aloud with some of the Cardiff youngsters due to perform on stage at the world-famous Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg
Gergiev is hailed as one of the world's greatest and most sought-after conductors - and a glimpse at his diary shows just what this means.
And Gergiev hears them as clearly as he does the brilliantly polished surface, the sombre opening ceding to growing jubilation, the ominous tick-tick glockenspiel theme never far from earshot.
In addition, I put on selected moments of Kondrashin (Philips), Haitink (Philips), and Beecham (EMI), only to find all of the other conductors pacing the work more consistently than the more erratic Gergiev.
One of the evening's unintended consequences was the impromptu battle of the batons that inevitably occurred when Williams, Nagano, Gergiev and Salonen conducted the same orchestra in rapid succession.
But Valery Gergiev and the London Symphony Orchestra simply threw aside any potential awkwardness and charged through an invigorating performance that had the rafters ringing.
The Edinburgh International Festival is the place to see major international companies and new works for the first time in the UK, with a host of premieres to its name by Peter Stein, Matthew Bourne, Michael Clark, Baz Luhrmann, Valery Gergiev and Mikhail Baryshnikov.
Over the course of the weekend Wales Millennium Centre celebrated its fifth birthday in a truly epic style with the legendary Mariinsky Opera under conductor Valery Gergiev, pictured, with the incomparable Bryn Terfel at centre stage in two of three stunning concerts.
When the late Richard Bradshaw toured me through his new Four Seasons Centre in Toronto in 2007," said Mariinsky Artistic and General Director Valery Gergiev, "I was struck by its beauty, its practicality and friendliness with neighboring buildings, its superb acoustics and, of course, its budget.
Maestro Valery Gergiev will conduct Prokofiev's rousing commemoration of the 1917 October Revolution followed by Berlioz's vast Requiem with its huge chorus, four brass bands and massive orchestra.
The Kirov Orchestra and Valery Gergiev will perform four concerts at The Sage Gateshead featuring the work of three great Russian composers, Shostakovich, Mussorgsky and Prokofiev.
Guests for the season will include conductor VALERY GERGIEV and, from Balanchine's native region, the GEORGIAN STATE DANCE COMPANY, who will close the spring season at New York State Theater June 27.