Stand by for Gergiev: The Movie

From the trailer, Alberto Venzago’s forthcoming film looks like a Battleship Potemkin for our times.


gergiev a certain madness



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  • Despite all the controversy surrounding him I have to admit that it does look pretty interesting and I’m definitely curious to see it

    • Just in an unlikely case someone does not recognize it, most of the music is from fourth and first movements of Tchaikovsky’s Sixth Symphony (so-called “Pathetique”). However, there are a few seconds starting at around 2:15 that sound like Shostakovich, but I can’t quite recall which piece it is.

  • Love him!A true force of nature! And quite a character in a time of increasingly bland and featureless conductors!

        • One who can keep a whole country do what he says, has some quality. Doesn’t change that I’d only let him into my house (or flat for that matter), if he’d bring a suitcase full of money.

          • Anyone who seriously thinks that the “whole country” does exactly “what he says” is mistaken. For a little bit of light entertainment, I recommend to take a quick look at . And please let me know which dictionary defines “great” as “having some quality”, so that i remember never to look into that one for any definitions. By the way, my suspicion is that if he really wants to get inside of anyone’s dwelling, he is not going to ask for permission.

          • He’s president, he rules. Of course not everyone does play by his rules. And if you want to be so precise, then replace “some” with “a considerable amount”.

            But you’re right, he’d visit me without permission. Replace “let” with “welcome”.

            Happy now?

          • Getting a little warmer, Martin. Still, not every president (or “ruler”, for that matter) can be considered a great leader. My opinion remains: time will tell.

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