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eMusic Features


Valery Gergiev

By Jayson Greene, Senior Editor

Calling Valery Gergiev "the world's busiest man" has become a classical-music-business cliché, but the force of its truth smacks you afresh when you enter his orbit. Interviewing Gergiev is a bit like awaiting an audience with the Pope, or arranging a meeting with someone living under the Federal Witness Protection Program. His mere passage seems to leave ripples in the air. It is only through a flurry of continual emails and phone calls with his… more »