A musical journey through wintry landscapes to three places in Russia: remote and mysterious Valaam, sacred Zagorsk and a resurrected cathedral in Moscow. All of them now central to the revival of Faith within the former Soviet Union.
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Explores the events and places behind Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, with music performed by the SBS Youth Orchestra.
The composer always thought the music too loud and showy to be of any merit, but audiences have begged to differ ever since its premiere...
Filmed in and around Moscow and St Petersburg, this documentary sees the SBS Radio & Television Youth Orchestra's first venture into the land of so many renowned musicians. For conductor, Matthew Krel, it is also a return to his native land after 22 years. The program includes interviews with Russian musicians, teachers, academics, critics and students.