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Stravinsky (300)

March 17, 2009 Just in time for the vernal equinox, hear a recording of the Rite that roars like thunder.

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September 25, 2006 Leon Botstein, Laurel Fay and Valery Gergiev discuss the enigmatic final movement of Symphony No. 5

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Stravinsky (300)

March 17, 2009 Just in time for the vernal equinox, hear a recording of the Rite that roars like thunder.

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Conductor Valery Gergiev leads the National Youth Orchestra through its first rehearsal with the maestro, at Purchase College outside New York City.

July 13, 2013 The country's best teen musicians are going on tour, with top-notch training and some famous help.

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Detroit native Kid Rock (photographed here in Royal Oak, Mich. at a Mitt Romney campaign rally) will  for perform a benefit concert for the struggling Detroit Symphony.

March 2, 2012 Gergiev advertises for Putin, the Detroit Symphony teams up with Kid Rock and much more.

Conductor Valery Gergiev will lead the first season of an American national youth orchestra in 2013.

January 16, 2012 Carnegie Hall is establishing a national youth orchestra, and the opportunity is really sweet.

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Cover for Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1

September 18, 2012 A blazingly talented young Russian pianist records the concerto that's become his calling card.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) presents the "Hero of Labour" award to conductor Valery Gergiev, head of the Mariinsky Theatre.

February 4, 2014 The gifted conductor sparked controversy with comments on Russia's anti-gay legislation.

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Sarah Joy Miller as Anna Nicole Smith in Anna Nicole by Mark-Anthony Turnage, the final production from the New York City Opera, which closed its doors for good this fall.

December 31, 2013 A beloved conductor made a triumphant return and Walt Disney was reanimated by Philip Glass.

Elementary school students in Maplewood, N.J. prepare to enact their own Rite.

May 23, 2013 We've gotten some really great, funny and creative entries so far — and we need yours by May 28.

It's fun to stay at the ИМКА: Stravinsky's ballet The Rite of Spring triggered an uproar at its world premiere in Paris a century ago. Now we're asking you to help celebrate the centennial by creating a dance of your own.

May 23, 2013 We're inviting you to create your own video using the last minute of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring.

Conductor Valery Gergiev, who turns 60 today.

May 2, 2013 If you're the conductor's friend Vladimir Putin: a resuscitated Soviet prize — and a new theater.

Can you make out to Mozart, or shack up to Chopin? Composers can turn on the sex appeal when necessary.

February 10, 2012 Just in time for Valentine's Day, classics that depict a lot more than cuddling.

Pianist Daniil Trifonov makes his Carnegie Hall main stage debut with the Mariinsky Orchestra and Valery Gergiev on October 11, 2011.

October 11, 2011 Valery Gergiev led a celebration of Russian music — and help introduce a promising pianist.

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Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring; Scriabin: The Poem of Ecstasy

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  • Album: Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring; Scriabin: The Poem of Ecstasy
  • Artist: Valery Gergiev
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Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 9

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  • Album: Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 9
  • Artist: Valery Gergiev
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  • Released: 2004