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  • Peter I. Tschaikowsky

    "I consider you the greatest musical talent in present-day Russia", Russian music critic Hermann Laroche is said to have told Peter I. Tschaikowsky (born on April 25th 1840 in Votkinsk). And indeed, with his emotion-laden, voluptuous music, the…

    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in B-flat minor, Opus 23

    Calling it worthless, unplayable, trivial and vulgar, pianist Nikolai Rubinstein rejected Pyotr Ilyitch Tchaikovsky´s First Piano Concerto. Composing it in 1874 had been a harrowing task for Tchaikovsky. Rubinstein demanded a total revision, which…

  • Intermission

  • Anton Bruckner

    Opinions once varied on the music of Anton Bruckner (born on September 4, 1824 in Ansfelden, near Linz), who ranks amongst the great symphonists after Beethoven. While one faction regarded him as a destroyer of traditions, the other side ecstatically…

    Symphony No. 6 in A major

  • Valery Gergiev Conductor

    Born in Moscow, Valery Gergiev initially studied conducting under Ilya Musin at the Leningrad Conservatory. While still a student, he won the Herbert von Karajan conducting competition in Berlin. In 1978, aged 24, Valery Gergiev became assistant…

  • Mao Fujita Piano

    Fujita’s breathtaking performance at the Tchaikovsky Competition in particular has earned invitations at the very highest level worldwide, and the 2020/21 season will see him make his debuts with the Munich Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic,…