Yuri Temirkanov: World-Famous Symphony Conductor

From a Washington Post obit by Tim Page headlined “Yuri Temirkanov, world-renowned conductor, dies at 84”:

Yuri Temirkanov, an esteemed Soviet-born conductor who rebuilt the once-storied St. Petersburg Philharmonic after the collapse of communism and led the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra for seven inspired years at the turn of the 21st century, died in St. Petersburg.

His death was confirmed by Evgeny Petrovsky, deputy artistic director for the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra.

Mr. Temirkanov was known for his expansive and colorful performances of Russian music and especially of the works of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Sergei Prokofiev and Dmitri Shostakovich, the last of whom he worked with personally.