14.02.2016

Shostakovich. The Second Violin Concerto with Valery Gergiev

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In 2014 Alena Baeva performed The Second Violin Concerto by Dmitry Shostakovich with The Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra under Valery Gergiev, at Salle Pleyel in Paris.

This live-recording is a part of the BLU-RAY set (4 discs) "Shostakovich: Complete Symphonies & Concertos", released by the Arthaus Musik label in 2015. Soloists: Alena Baeva, Mario Brunello, Gautier Capuçon, Veronika Dzhioeva, Timur Martynov, Denis Matsuev, Mikhail Petrenko, Vadim Repin, Daniil Trifonov.

"...Scarcely less intense is the Second Violin Concerto with young Alena Baeva, born in Kazakhstan in 1985 and a protégé early on of Rostropovich and Ozawa. Besides her striking stage presence, Baeva makes more sense of this thorny score than anyone else I can recall; it is almost approachable emotionally despite the starkness typical of late Shostakovich."  Huntley Dent, Fanfare Magazine, Jan/Feb 2016

“Most successful are young violinist Alena Baeva, who gives a sensitive and appropriately fiery performance of Violin Concerto…all the symphonies are given excellent, sometimes outstanding performances, with superb soloists…”  BBC Music Magazine, December 2015


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