One thing that this documentary makes clear is the affection between Gergiev and his players. With what essentially is a pick-up orchestra, Gergiev hones an ensemble of beauty and refinement, with a powerful sonority. I concur with the audience in Abu Dhabi; this concert is a resounding success.
The World Orchestra for Peace…are heard at their best in these stunning BBC performances of the two Mahler symphonies. …the performances are magnificent, particularly Symphony No. 5 in which brass playing is spectacular. Exciting concerts indeed! Read complete review