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Mischa Maisky performs Saint-Saëns’s The Swan

Cellist Mischa Maisky performs ‘The Swan’ from Saint-Saëns’s Carnival of the Animals with the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra conducted by Gábor Takács-Nagy.

The performance was recorded at the Verbier Festival in Switzerland on 27 July 2015. The entire concert, including Maisky’s performance of Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto can be viewed via

Read: Cellist Mischa Maisky on studying with Piatigorsky and Rostropovich