Electric Conduction: Lauding Valery Gergiev

Директор Мариинского, Проводник LSO, валерий гергиев является лучшим!


If you are still listening....
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My apologies to all my Live Journal friends for my long absence.  Since signing on to Facebook, where I'm participating in a bunch of classical groups and pages, I seem to have totally abandoned my duties here.  And Denise guessed it, one can only have a secret boyfriend so long before one tires of it, at least that's true of me.  Valery Gergiev is still my very favorite conductor, but I've allowed others to spread the news about him because, for one, they do it much better!  and probably have a bit more fun doing it.  I'm still studying Russian and still long to visit St. Petersburg and Moscow, I will someday I know it!!! 

I will delete this LJ at some point but I'll leave it open for now in case anyone wants to contact me.

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I got "You Cannot Start Without Me" a few days ago. Haven't had Time to see all of it but a review will be coming soon.

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The Mariinski has a You Tube Channel. With performances, press conferences and lots of talking by Gergiev about it all.

There is an LSO Channel too. Go to YouTube, type "Mariinsky" or LSO in the searchbox, and search away.

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The Mariinski has a You Tube Channel. With performances, press conferences and lots of talking by Gergiev about it all.

There is an LSO Channel too. Go to YouTube, type "Mariinsky" or LSO in the searchbox, and search away.

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O, Canada...../О Канада
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Yes, Valery Gergiev is conquering the Great White North.  After winning the Gold in the Conducting an Orchestra from a Very Remote Location  event at the Olympics (he was in Vancouver, the orchestra was in St. Petersburg), he is taking the Mariinsky band on a tour including Ottowa and Montreal.  And they love him. 

He's also been uncharacteristically loquacious.  Here are two very good interviews, one in which he actually visits the possibility of....gasp!.....delegating responsibiity at the Mariinsky.....

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/arts/the-maestros-musical-adventure/article1500209/



and one in which he divulges his secret of time management: don't open your own e-mail (why didn't I think of that?)

http://www.montrealgazette.com/entertainment/world+busiest+maestro+stops+talk/2678975/story.html


After a Russian show inToronto ( Rachmaninoff, Liadov) on St. Patrick's day, it's off to California for shows in San Diego, San Francisco, & Orange County with a similar menu (Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Shostakovich). 



Excuse yourself, dude!/Маэстро, являющийся вежливым в Посольстве и на DVD
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Found this paragraph of Tim Smith's review of the "do" at the Russian Embassy on 3/1 amusing:

"I would have thought Gergiev could then make an escape and get some rest, but he stayed to mingle with the guests at a nosh. (I'm not sure everyone appreciated that. While I was talking to Gergiev near one of the buffet tables, the conductor was nudged out of the way by a man hurriedly scavenging for food. Gergiev took it in stride, even said 'Oh, I'm sorry,'  and moved aside. I would have clobbered the guy.)"

Here's the rest of the article.  Did anyone know beforehand Valery Abisalovich was going to conduct at the Olympics????  I am just learning about that now.  :-(

The "You Cannot Start Without Me"  DVD is now available at Amazon , and from outside marketers on  Amazon.co.uk.  Still waiting for the debut of Amazon.co.ru.....

Валери Абизалович пошел к российскому Посольству в Вашингтоне, округ Колумбия. 'Друзья Белых Ночей', который поднимает деньги для Мариинского в США, были там. Фильм, 'Вы Не можете Начать Без Меня', показывали. Тим Смит, от газетного 'Балтиморского Солнца' пишет о том, как не каждый понимает точно, кто Маэстро:

Я думал бы, что Gergiev мог ... отдых, но он остался, чтобы смешаться с гостями... . (я не уверен, что каждый оценил это. В то время как я говорил с Gergiev, [его] подталкивали из пути человеком [ищущим] пищу. Gergiev [не был расстроен.] Он даже [приносил извинения] и двигался. Я ударил бы парня.) '

Вот остальная часть сообщения Смита, на английском языке.

http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/classicalmusic/2010/03/valery_gergiev_white_nights_fo.html

Между прочим, Вы знали, что Маэстро собирался направлять на Олимпийские Игры? Я не знал это, и я не наблюдал Игры в воскресенье.:-(

Да! Вы можете теперь купить DVD, 'Вы Не можете Начать Без Меня.' Это доступно в Amazon.com и в Amazon.co.uk. (Когда там наконец будет Amazon.co.ru? Джеф Безос, мы ждем этого!)







Look at that hair!!!
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Links to Paris Concerts last week/Видео на сети французских концертов Гергиев и Мариинский
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Medici TV in France streams a lot of Mariinsky videos.  It's a pay per view site, but in the case of many performances, you can see a bit of the show before you have to pay.

In this vid of Gergiev conducting the Mariinsky in a characteristically fabulous performance of Tchaikovsky's Sixth from January 29 at Salle Playel, you do get much of the First Movement....as well as a great look at the Maestro's own emotional performance!

Tchaikovsky, Symphony #6; Gergiev/Mariinsky  (Чаиковский, Симфония №6; Мариинский Театральный Оркестр, Гергиев):

http://www.medici.tv/#/performance/688/

Also, on Feb 2 they have made the Salle Playel performance of the Third Symphony by Tchaikovsky available for free.  It may just be for this date, however.

Чаиковский, Симфония № 3; Мариинский Театральный Оркестр, Гергиев
(Этот фильм, возможно, не доступен после 2 февраля 2010, не платя плату. Предварительный просмотр все еще будет доступен через каталог на участке.)

http://www.medici.tv/#/live/


Выше - связи Гэргиeву проведение Мариинского в характерно захватывающей дух работе Шестой Симфонии Чэйковскаого. Концерт имел место 29 января в Париже. Это показывает большое Первое Движение прежде, чем они просят, чтобы Вы заплатили. Кроме того, есть много хороших выстрелов Маэстро!

Oh, Grammy! Thou Givest, and Thou....Givest Not, sometimes.....
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Below is a list of the nominees for all the Grammy categories for which Valery and/or the Mariinsky were nominated.  The winners are in bold.  The VAG/Mariinsky numbers are in italics.

Note how they do not coincide. 


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"Higher, Faster.....Louda?"
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As I say in my comment, I regret missing this one from the LSO On Tour blog until now.  This does shed a little light on the maestro's "peripitetic" nature.

lsoontour.wordpress.com/2009/08/27/higher-faster-lauda/[

and with another Gergiev Quote to Remember:  “ Basically it works like this. I move, you play.”  Indeed.

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