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Valéry Gergiev

Valéry Gergiev


Valery Gergiev (b. 1953) is a Russian conductor and opera company director of huge international repute. He is general director of the Mariinsky Theatre and also associated with the Metropolitan Opera, the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, and the London Symphony Orchestra.

Gergiev is particularly renowned for his passionate, almost abrasive, conducting style, and tendency to grunt at the podium. He is a driven conductor who produces his best in pieces of great drama.

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Further Reading: Valéry Gergiev

 Recording of the Week, Münchner Philharmoniker launch their own label with music by Bruckner and Mahler

James introduces the Münchner Philharmoniker's new label with a double-bill of stirring Romantic masterworks conducted by Valery Gergiev.

 Recording of the Week, Valery Gergiev and the LSO perform Berlioz's Roméo et Juliette

James enjoys Berlioz's dramatic setting of Shakespeare's immortal love-story with Valery Gergiev and the LSO.

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