Kirov Takes Up Residency at the Sage

The Journal (Newcastle, England), May 10, 2006 | Go to article overview

Kirov Takes Up Residency at the Sage


Byline: By David Whetstone

One of the world's top orchestras is to make the North-East its temporary home this week, as David Whetstone reports.

The Russians are coming! More than 100 of the best musicians the country has to offer, led by one of the most talked-about and charismatic conductors in the world, are bound for a residency on Tyneside.

The Kirov Orchestra and Valery Gergiev will perform four concerts at The Sage Gateshead featuring the work of three great Russian composers, Shostakovich, Mussorgsky and Prokofiev.

Gergiev is regarded as one of the best of his generation and has been much in the news because he succeeds Sir Colin Davis in January as principal conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra.

This is the stuff dreams are made of ( the dreams that imagined a world-class concert venue on Tyneside attracting the kind of talent others can, well, only dream of. It has become a reality for us.

The Kirov is appearing fleetingly elsewhere in the country, but it will be here for days.

There will be pre-concert talks and three Northern Sinfonia musicians will attend a master-class hosted by the Kirov's exceptional violinist, Vadim Repin, the soloist in the two Prokofiev concertos in the Sage's Hall One ( "probably the most beautiful violin concertos written in the 20th Century," according to Simon Clugston, director of classical-performance programming at the Sage.

Simon is an undemonstrative fellow, but he is excited about this new landmark in the life of the Sage. "It has been nearly two years in the planning and I think what we are getting is the essence of the essence of Russian music," he suggests.

The Kirov Orchestra has a long history, having been founded in the 18th Century during the reign of Peter the Great. Since 1860 it has been housed at the famous Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg, named after Maria, the wife of Czar Alexander II. Tchaikovsky was closely associated with the theatre and also conducted the orchestra.

The Mariinsky Orchestra became known as the Russian Imperial Opera Orchestra. After the revolution, the Mariinsky Theatre was renamed the Kirov Theatre and the orchestra became the Kirov Orchestra to honour Sergei Kirov, the top Communist who was assassinated in 1934 after falling out with his mentor, Stalin. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

Kirov Takes Up Residency at the Sage
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Author Advanced search

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.