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Alena Baeva - Performing magic on the 2nd Violin Concerto of Shostakovich.

Alena Baeva With Valery Gergiev And The Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra Play Music Of Shostakovich – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Alena Baeva - Performing magic on the 2nd Violin Concerto of Shostakovich.

Alena Baeva – Performing magic on the 2nd Violin Concerto of Shostakovich.

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Valery Gergiev, Cond. – Alena Baeva, Violin – Salle Pleyel – February 16, 2014 – Part 1

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Valery Gergiev, Cond. – Alena Baeva, Violin – Salle Pleyel – February 16, 2014 – Part 2

Over to Paris this week for a concert, recorded only 10 days ago, featuring the visiting Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, conducted by Valery Gergiev and featuring wunderkind violinist Alena Baeva in music by Dmitri Shostakovich.

Starting with  the Second Violin Conerto (top player), and continuing with the 7th Symphony “Leningrad” (bottom player) – it’s all Shostakovich by one of the stellar orchestras of Russia, led by one of the world’s great conductors.

Maybe not entirely anti-Road Rage – but a good one nonetheless, and Baeva is an excellent violinist and wholeheartedly embraces the complexities of Shostakovich and plays the 2nd Violin Concerto with ease and authority. And the recording by Radio France Musique is their usual top-notch.

A good concert to get comfortable with.

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2 Responses

  1. realthog says:

    Oh, wow, thanks! Wonderful stuff!

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