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4 30 am Encounter with Gergiev | reviews, news & interviews

4.30 am. Encounter with Gergiev

4.30 am. Encounter with Gergiev

Leadership is what matters, says the Russian conductor

Valery Gergiev: 'Sometimes Manchester United lose'

Outside it’s snowing in the pale and spectral city of St Petersburg. Inside it’s 4.30 am and we’ve been drinking for several hours in a restaurant next to the Mariinsky Theatre when Valery Gergiev, for many the world’s greatest conductor and with a reputation as a wild man, suggests now would be the best time for an interview with him.

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