Synopsis by Mark Deming
Yevgeny Mravinsky was the leader of the Leningrad Philharmonic from 1938 to 1982, during which time they developed a reputation as one of the very best orchestras in the world, earning international acclaim for their bold and precise interpretations of the Russian masters. Mravinsky was well known in the West despite the fact the Philharmonic very rarely appeared outside the Soviet Union, and this documentary offers a profile of both the man and his art. Yevgeny Mravinsky: Soviet Conductor, Russian Artist includes rare concert footage of Mravinsky leading the Leningrad Philharmonic, featuring performances of works from Tchaikovsky and Weber.
classical-music, concert-footage, conductor [music], Russian [nationality]