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The Resource Yuri Temirkanov conducts Haydn and Shostakovich, Babi Yar symphony, Anaïs Spiro, director

Yuri Temirkanov conducts Haydn and Shostakovich, Babi Yar symphony, Anaïs Spiro, director

Label
Yuri Temirkanov conducts Haydn and Shostakovich, Babi Yar symphony
Title
Yuri Temirkanov conducts Haydn and Shostakovich, Babi Yar symphony
Statement of responsibility
Anaïs Spiro, director
Title variation
Haydn and Shostakovich, Babi Yar symphony
Contributor
Conductor
Film director
Instrumentalist
Musical director
Singer
Subject
Language
  • rus
  • eng
  • rus
  • rus
Summary
Live on medici.tv, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by its musical director Yuri Temirkanov perform Haydn's Symphony No. 94 and Shostakovich's Symphony No. 13, "Babi Yar." The Symphony No. 94 in G Major composed by Haydn in 1791 is best known as the "Surprise" Symphony. The former wish of the composer was to add some variations to the main theme, sometimes with simple overtones, sometimes with dramatic ones. Afterwards, the sudden fortissimo that breaks the musical line was qualified by the composer himself as an effect which could "wake the ladies and make them jump!" Considered one of the most iconic conductors around the world, Yuri Temirkanov is a Russian repertoire specialist, and Shostakovich appears to be one of his favorite composers. For the second part of this concert, Temirkanov conducts the composer's Symphony No. 13 named "Babi Yar". This is a committed work, composed after five poems written by Evgeny Evtouchenko, written to condemn the slaughter of more than 33,000 people, including many Jews, in Babi Yar's ravine in Ukraine. This mass crime, that dates back to 1941, was denied by the Soviet authorities for a long time. Yuri Temirkanov recorded this masterpiece in 1995. For this concert at the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Hall, he is joined by the bass Petr Migunov, a soloist of the Bolshoi Theater, who made his debuts at Carnegie Hall and at the Lincoln Center in 2000. "No monument stands over Babi Yar. A steep cliff only, like the rudest headstone. I am afraid. Today, I am as old As the entire Jewish race itself. I see myself an ancient Israelite." (Babi Yar, poem by Evgueni Evtouchenko) Yevgeny Mravinsky, who had personally premiered all of Shostakovich's symphonies since 1937, was supposed to lead the premiere, but for fear of reprisals under Khrushchev's regime, he decided not to conduct the work. Nearly sixty years after that, Yuri Temirkanov, often considered as Mravinsky's heir -- he was his assistant at the head of the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra -- conducts this historic masterpiece. This symphony for orchestra, bass and male choir is original in using a mix of several genres (the symphony, the cantata, the opera). Its lyrics are very explicit. The work is developed in five movements that alternately remind of the martyr, the irreverence against Stalin's authority and then in the final allegretto the courage of men who took risks to fight against the ideology. In this orchestral performance of horror and despite the darkness of its theme, this Thirteenth Symphony develops a harrowing topic which is universal in scope
Cataloging source
FRMTV
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
The second work is sung in Russian; English subtitles
Other event information
Recorded
PerformerNote
Petr Migunov, bass ; Estonian National Male Choir, Mikk Üleoja, artistic director ; St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra ; Yuri Temirkanov, conductor
Place of event
Grand Hall of the Saint. Petersburg Philharmonia, St. Petersburg, Russia
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1974-
  • 1970-
  • 1732-1809
  • 1906-1975
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Spiro, Anaïs
  • Migunov, Petr
  • Üleoja, Mikk
  • Temirkanov, I͡U.
  • Haydn, Joseph
  • Shostakovich, Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich
  • Eesti Rahvusmeeskoor
  • Sankt-Peterburgskai͡a gosudarstvennai͡a filarmonii͡a
Runtime
87
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Symphonies
  • Choruses, Secular (Men's voices) with orchestra
Technique
live action
Label
Yuri Temirkanov conducts Haydn and Shostakovich, Babi Yar symphony, Anaïs Spiro, director
Link
https://www.vpl.ca/ext/scripts/auth/index.php?resource=MediciTv&assetid=movies/temirkanov-haydn-shostakovich-saint-petersburg-philharmonic-orchestra
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Symphony no. 94 in G major, "Surprise", Hob I:94
  • Joseph Haydn
  • Symphony no. 13 in B flat minor, op. 113, "Babi Yar"
  • Dmitri Shostakovich
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (1 hr., 27 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sound, color
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
3451
System control number
  • ocn956370832
  • (OCoLC)956370832
Video recording format
other
Label
Yuri Temirkanov conducts Haydn and Shostakovich, Babi Yar symphony, Anaïs Spiro, director
Link
https://www.vpl.ca/ext/scripts/auth/index.php?resource=MediciTv&assetid=movies/temirkanov-haydn-shostakovich-saint-petersburg-philharmonic-orchestra
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Symphony no. 94 in G major, "Surprise", Hob I:94
  • Joseph Haydn
  • Symphony no. 13 in B flat minor, op. 113, "Babi Yar"
  • Dmitri Shostakovich
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (1 hr., 27 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sound, color
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
3451
System control number
  • ocn956370832
  • (OCoLC)956370832
Video recording format
other

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