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Classic Archive 018 - Gennadi Rozhdestvensky

Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra, La Scala Orchestra
Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, Guido Cantelli

This episode of Classic Archive is devoted to Guennadi Rojdestvenski, one of the greatest performers of Russian contemporary music. But it is through a performance of Tchaïkovsky that we discover his unquestionable talent when he conducts the Leningrad Philharmonia. We are invited to appreciate this "Promenade Concert" recording, an event known for gathering each year the best performers of the moment. In this recording, during the 1971 "Proms", Rojdestvenski superbly performs the Symphony No 4 to a very enthusiastic audience. The end of the episode introduces to us the famous Guido Cantelli through a rehearsal with the Scala Orchestra at the Edinburgh festival in 1950. He conducts with virtuosity the end of Semiramide - Overture in D major by Rossini.

Repertoire

Piotr Tchaïkovski: Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36; Gioaccino Rossini: Semiramide - Overture in D Major

Facts

Prog. No.
7417
Music genre
Classic Archive
Length
51 mins
Director
Philippe Truffault
Producers
Idéale Audience
Production year
2000-2001