Yuri Temirkanov obituary

As head of two of Russia’s most important musical institutions, the Kirov (later Mariinsky) Opera and Ballet Theater (1976-88) and the Leningrad (later St. Petersburg) Philharmonic Orchestra, of which he was chief conductor for more than thirty years. 1988 Yuri Temirkanov, who has died at the age of 84, was at the foundation of music … Read more