Valery Gergiev: Putin has declared 2016 to be Prokofiev Yearmain
The Russian president’s musical spokesman has told Ria Novosti that Vladimir Putin has come up with the idea of making next year the year of Prokofiev. It will be the 125th anniversary of the composer’s birth.
Russian musicians are being urged to adapt their programmes accordingly.
Gergiev has ‘warmly and sincerely’ thanked the president for his brilliant suggestion.