Legendary Soviet-born conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky has passed away – aged 87.
A piano and conducting graduate of the Moscow Conservatory, he served as Chief Conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Bolshoi Theatre, Vienna Symphony and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic.
Thorough-out his almost 7 decade career, he recorded more than 750 works.
DVORAK | SYMPHONY NO. 9 IN E MINOR ‘FROM THE NEW WORLD’ | GENNADY ROZHDESTVENSKY & MOSCOW RADIO SYMPHONY | 1973
Maestro Rozhdestvensky had battled with heart problems, diabetes and cancer in recent years.
Our condolences are with his family, friends, colleagues and students.