Teodor Currentzis, a famous conductor of Greek origin working in Russia, staged Mozart’s opera «Idomeni» at the famous Salzburg Festival together with opera director Peter Sellars. Some critics declared it genius, others — tore to smithereens.

Before the festival, Currentzis went on a tour of Germany, performing Symphony No. 7 of Shostakovich, also known as «Leningradskaya» with the German orchestra SWR. This name was given to symphony by the poetess Anna Akhmatova.

In between concerts, the maestro gave a series of short interviews about love, dreams, working with the public and the «Leningrad» symphony. We have gathered all the materials together and translated it for you in russian.

Никита Петров / Nikita Petrov