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You Cannot Start Without Me [videorecording]: Valery Gergiev, Maestro = Impossible de Commencer Sans Moi

Thirteen/WNET New York in association with White Nights Foundation of America and NPS presents ; produced by Margaret Smilow, Allan Miller ; directed and edited by Allan Miller ; co-producer, Sonoko Aoyagi Leopold ; DVD producer, Kristin Lovejoy
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
This documentary presents a portrait of Valeriĭ Gergiev the man and artist; it reveals how Gergiev combines an impossible international conducting schedule with his job as artistic director of the Mariinsky Opera and Ballet, in St. Petersburg.
Director
Allan Miller
Performers
Interviews and commentary in multiple reheasals: Valery Gergiev, conductor, Mariinsky Theatre director; Doug Sheldon, manager for Mr. Gergiev ; Uliana Lopatkina, dancer with Maryinsky Ballet ; members of the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra; Anna Netrebko, opera singer with the Mariinsky Theatre ; I.A. Musin, conductor, professor (arhival shooting) ; members of the London Symphony Orchestra ; Christopher Forbes ; Alexei Kurdin, Russian Finance Minister ; German Grett, Russian Minister of Economy; performers: Yefim Bronfman, Renée Fleming, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Leonidas Kovakos, Uliana Lopatkina & Anna Netrebko; Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra; Valery Gergiev, conductor.
Release Date
2009
Run Time
87 min.
Language
In English and Russian with optional subtitles in German, English, Japanese, French, Russian, and Spanish
Notes
  • "EDV 1681."--Container.
  • Program notes in English inserted in container.
  • Special features include fragments of reheasals and actual performances with Georgiev conducting Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky in performance of the London Symphony Orchestra, the Scythian Suite by Sergey Prokofiev in performance of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, the opera Eugene Onegin in production of the Metropolitan Opera, and Symphony no. 5 by Tchaikovsky performed by the orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg.
Variant Title
Impossible de commencer sans moi
Valery Gergiev, maestro
Credits
Supervising producers, Jinko Tsunashima, Kristin Lovejoy; sound editors, Donald Klocek, Dave Ellinwood.
Published
[Paris] : Bel Air Classiques, c2009.
Recording Info
Original documentary produced by Thirteen / WNET New York in association with White Nights Foundation of America and NPS in 2008.
Publisher no.
BAC053 BelAir Classiques
Description
1 videodisc (87 min) : sd., col., with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD 9; NTSC, region code: 0; aspect ratio: 16:9; PCM stereo; Dolby Digital 5.1 sound formats; designed for playback on all NTSC and modern PAL compatible systems worldwide.
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