Denis Matsuev, multiplied many times, plays a frangment of Rachmaninov’s C-minor concerto at the closing ceremony.
Matsuev solo, in the Lang Lang Beijing role.
Gergiev gets decked out in court dress.
Record deal of the week.
Russia got away with it: http://www.theguardian.com/music/2013/sep/18/tchaikovsky-not-gay-russian-minister
He played wonderful and with so much movement around, it was not easy to concentrate !!!bravo.
The closing ceremonies were beautiful and a real showcase for Russian culture. Nice that they have some !
USA’s NBC prime time coverage of closing ceremonies completely skipped this portion in the prime time replay and it is not posted in their online replay area either. Perhaps worse is that articles from major USA newspapers do not mention this omission. Classical music is a major strength of Russian culture and deserves the coverage.
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