Newstalgia Mid-Week Concert featuring the Mariinsky Orchestra of St. Petersburg conducted by Valery Gergiev and featuring pianist Alexander Toradze in a live concert from the 2011 Mikkeli Music Festival in Helsinki Finland with music by Prokofiev, Shostakovitch and Scarlatti.
August 17, 2011

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Alexander Toradze - putting in double duty with Prokofiev and Shostakovitch.



Up to Helsinki Finland this week for a live concert from the 2011 Mikkeli Music Festival by the Mariinsky Orchestra of St. Petersburg conducted by Valery Gergiev and featuring pianist Alexander Toradze.

A pretty lively concert, which was recorded direct from the stage at Martti Talvela Hall on July 8th, features a lot of Prokofiev (Cinderella Suite, Piano Concerto Number 1 and extracts from Romeo and Juliet as an encore), Shostakovitch (Piano concerto Number 1 and Symphony Number 6) and Scarlatti as an encore from Toradze.

A little under two hours, so it's on two players - the top player features Prokofiev Cinderella and the Shostakovitch Piano Concerto. And the bottom player features the Prokofiev Piano concerto, Scarlatti Sonata, Shostakovitch Symphony and Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet excerpts as an encore.

Notes:

Festival de Musique de Mikkeli

Un enregistrement du 8 juillet 2011,
Martti Talvela Hall, Mikkeli
Mariinsky Orchestra
Valery Gergiev, direction
Alexander Toradze, piano
Timur Martynov, trompette

Serge Prokofiev : Extraits du ballet
«Cendrillon»

Dimitri Chostakovitch : Concerto
pour piano et orchestre no 1 en ut
mineur, op. 35

Serge Prokofiev : Concerto pour
piano et orchestre no 1 en ré bémol,
op. 10

(BIS) Domenico Scarlatti : Sonate
en ré mineur

Dimitri Chostakovitch : Symphonie
no 6 en si mineur, op. 54

(Bis) Serge Prokofiev : Montaigue &
Capulet, extrait de «Roméo et Juliette»

Remember, it's Anti-Road Rage Wednesday. So . . . . .

Enjoy and put the gun down.

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