This week, reviews editor Michael Beek sits down with the Russian-British conductor Vasily Petrenko. Vasily recently said farewell as chief conductor of the Oslo Philharmonic and is about to embark on final season as chief conductor of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.
Speaking from his father’s home in St. Petersburg, Vasily talks about returning to the condtuctor’s podium after months in lockdown, saying goodbye to the RLPO and his new appointment with the Royal Philharmonic in 2021.
Bernstein: West Side Story – Mambo (New York Philharmonic/Leonard Bernstein)
JS Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I – Prelude No. 1 in C major (Sviatoslav Richter, piano)
Sounds of Nature
Beethoven: Grosse Fuge in B flat major, Op. 133 (arr. string orchestra) (Amsterdam Sinfonietta/Peter Oundjian)
You can buy Vasily Petrenko’s latest album with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra of Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5 and Myaskovsky’s Symphony No. 21 from the following outlets:
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