Russian National Orchestra

Recordings 2000-2004

Awards and Honors
Wolf Tracks | Tchaikovsky Cycle | Shostakovich Cycle
Recordings from: 1991-1999 | 2000-2004 | 2005-Present
For information on recording with the RNO, contact Paul Richardson.
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Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony

Manfred Symphony, Op. 58
Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev
Part of the RNO's Tchaikovsky Cycle
5186387 (2014)
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Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 3

Symphony No. 3 in D Major Op. 29 (1875)
Coronation March
Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev
Part of the RNO's Tchaikovsky Cycle
PTC 5186383 (2012)
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Prokofiev: The Two Violin Concertos

Sergei Prokofiev
Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major Op. 19
Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor Op. 63
Sonata for Violin Solo in D major, Op.115
Arabella Steinbacher, Violin
Vasily Petrenko, conductor
PTC 5186395 (2012)
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Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2

Symphony No. 2 in C Minor Op. 17 (1872, revised 1879/80) “Little Russian”
Symphony No. 2 in C Minor (Original First Movement) 1872
Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev
Part of the RNO's Tchaikovsky Cycle
5186382 (2012)
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Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 1

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Symphony No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 13, "Winter Daydreams"
Marche Slave (Slavonic March), Op. 31 (1876)
Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev
Part of the RNO's Tchaikovsky Cycle
PTC 5186381 (2012)
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Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6, Pathetique

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Symphony No.6 in B minor, Op.74 "Pathétique" (1893)
Capriccio Italien Op. 45 (1880)
Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev
Part of the RNO's Tchaikovsky Cycle
PTC 5186386 (2011)
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Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker

Peter Tchaikovsky
The Nutcracker Ballet in two acts, Op. 71
(Complete recording - 2 CDs)
Vesna Children's Choir
Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev
ODE 1180-2D (2011)
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Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade

Scheherazade
Capriccio espagnol
Neapolitan Song

Soloists: Tatiana Porshneva and Alexei Bruni, violin
Conducted by: Carlo Ponti

PTC 5186 378 (2011)
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Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Symphony No. 5 in E minor Op. 64 (1888)
Andante - Allegro con anima
Andante cantabile, con alcuna licenza
Valse: Allegro moderato
Finale: Andante maestoso - Allegro vivace
Francesca da Rimini Op. 32 (1876), Fantasy for orchestra after Dante
Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev
Part of the RNO's Tchaikovsky Cycle
PTC 5186 385 (2011)
  • Disc of the Month, BBC Music Magazine (Oct 2011)
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Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Symphony No. 4 in F minor Op. 36 (1877)
Andante sostenuto – Moderato con anima
Andantino in modo di canzone
Scherzo – Pizzicato ostinato : Allegro
Finale : Allegro con fuoco
Romeo and Juliet
Overture – Fantasia (Final version of 1880)
Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev

Part of the RNO's Tchaikovsky Cycle
PTC 5186384 (2011)
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Glazunov: Complete Concertos

Violin Concerto in A minor, op.82
Chant du ménestrel, op.71
Piano Concerto No.2 in B major, op.100
Concerto in E flat major for alto saxophone and string orchestra, op.109
Piano Concerto No.1 in F minor, op.92
Rêverie in D flat major for horn and orchestra, op.24
Concerto Ballata in C major for cello and orchestra, op.108
Méditation in D major for violin and orchestra, op.32
Soloists: Rachel Barton Pine, Alexander Romanovsky, Wen-Sinn Yang, Marc Chisson, Alexey Serov
Conductor: José Serebrier
2564-67946-5 (2CD) (2011)
  • Classical CD of the Week, The Telegraph
  • Recording of the Month, MusicWeb
  • CD of the Week (Colorado and Minnesota Public Radio)
  • CD of the Week (WQZR New York, WETA Washington)
  • BBC Music Magazine: Editor's Choice (June 2013)
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Rachmaninov: Symphonies No. 1-3

Sergei Rachmaninov
Symphony No. 1; The Isle of the Dead
Symphony No. 2; "The Rock" Fantasy
Symphony No.3
Symphonic Dances
The Bells, Op.35
Serge Taneyev
John of Damascus, op.1 Cantata for Chorus and Orchestra after a poem from A.Tolstoy
Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev

Four-CD set
477 9505 6 (2011)

Rachmaninov: The Bells (Live in Moscow)

Festive Overture, op.96
Chant du ménestrel, op.71
The Bells, op.35
Entr’acte (Act IV) from Khovanshchina, orch. Stokowski
Vocalise, orch. Serebrier
Conductor: José Serebrier
Soloists: Lyubov Petrova, Andrei Popov, Sergei Leiferkus.
Chorus: Moscow State Chamber Choir
Warner Classics 2564-68025-5 (2010)
  • Editor's Choice, Classic FM
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Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake

Ballet in four acts, Op.20

Mikhail Pletnev, conductor
ODE 1167-2D (2010)
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Prokofiev & Beintus: Peter and the Wolf / Wolf Tracks (in Mandarin)

Two CD Set:
Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf, Op.67
Xiao Lu and Geng Chun, narrators in Mandarin
Beintus: Wolf Tracks
Pu Cunxin, narrator in Mandarin
Kent Nagano, conductor

Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf
Beintus: Wolf Tracks
Sophia Loren, Bill Clinton, Mikhail Gorbachev, narrators
Kent Nagano, conductor
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Winner of 2004 GRAMMY Award
PTC 5186311 (2010)
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Gershwin and Bernstein

George Gershwin
Concerto in F
Leonard Bernstein
The Age of Anxiety

Ingrid Jacoby, Piano
Dmitry Liss, conductor

ODE 1163-2 (2010)
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Rimsky-Korsakov: Orchestral Suites

Suite from “Snow Maiden”
Suite from “Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevroniya”
Nuit sur le Mont Triglav (3rd Act of the Ballet Opera “Mlada”)
Mikhail Pletnev, conductor

PTC 5186 362 (2010)
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Shostakovich: Symphony No. 15 & Hamlet

Part of the RNO/PentaTone Shostakovich Cycle
Symphony No. 15
Hamlet, a selection from the incidental music, Op. 32 (1931)
Mikhail Pletnev, conductor
PTC 5186 331 (2009)
  • BBC Music Choice of the Month
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Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition

Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881)
Pictures at an Exhibition
Night on the Bare Mountain
The Sorochinsky Fair
Khovanschina
Carlo Ponti, conductor
More info
Pentatone SACD 5186332 (2008)
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Tchaikovsky: Hamlet & Romeo and Juliet

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Hamlet
Romeo and Juliet
Vladimir Jurowski, conductor
Pentatone 5186330 (2008)
  • Recording of the Month, Gramophone Magazine (March 2009)
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Beethoven: The Five Piano Concertos

Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Concertos No. 1-5
[three compact discs]
Mikhail Pletnev, piano
Christian Gansch, conductor
The Beethoven Project
DG 477 7475 (2008)
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Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5

Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Concerto No. 5
Mikhail Pletnev, piano
Christian Gansch, conductor
The Beethoven Project
Deutsche Grammophon 477 641-7 (2008)
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Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5

Serge Prokofiev (1891-1953)
Symphony No. 5 in B flat, Op. 100 (1944)
1. Andante (13:23)
2. Allegro marcato (8:31)
3. Adagio (11:41)
4. Allegro giocoso (9:15)
5. Ode to the End of the War, Op. 105 (1945) (14:17)
Vladimir Jurowski, conductor

Pentatone 5186083 (2007)
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Beethoven: The Nine Symphonies

Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphonies No. 1-9
Additional Artists: Angela Denoke, Marianna Tarasova, Endrik Wottrich, Matthias Goerne, The Moscow State Chamber Choir (conducted by Vladimir Minin)
Mikhail Pletnev, conductor
The Beethoven Project
Deutsche Grammophon 477 640-9 (2007)
  • WGUC Top CD of 2007
  • Recording of the Month, MusicWeb
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Beethoven: Piano Concertos No. 2 and No. 4

Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Concerto No. 2
Piano Concerto No. 4
Mikhail Pletnev, piano
Christian Gansch, conductor
The Beethoven Project
Deutsche Grammophon 477 641-6 (2007)
  • Best Concerto Recording 2007, Tokyo Record Academy

Dead Symphony

Dead Overture mvt I
Saint Stephen mvt II (Hunter, Garcia, Lesh)
Here Comes Sunshine mvt III (Hunter, Garcia)
Mountains of the Moon mvt IV (Hunter, Garcia)
Blues for Allah mvt V (Hunter, Garcia)
Sugar Magnolia mvt VI (Hunter, Weir)
To Lay Me Down mvt VII (Hunter, Garcia)
If I Had the World to Give mvt VIII (Hunter, Garcia)
Stella Blue mvt IX (Hunter, Garcia)
Bird Song mvt X (Hunter, Garcia)
China Doll mvt XI (Hunter, Garcia)
Dead Finale mvt XII
Lee Johnson, composer and conductor
JAM-0635-CD (2007)
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Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 3

Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Concerto No. 1
Piano Concerto No. 3
Mikhail Pletnev, piano
Christian Gansch, conductor
The Beethoven Project
Deutsche Grammophon 477 641-5 (2007)
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Shostakovich: Symphonies No. 5 and No. 9

Part of the RNO/PentaTone Shostakovich Cycle
Symphony No.5 in D minor, Op. 47
Symphony No.9 in E flat, Op. 70, for violin and orchestra
Yakov Kreizberg, conductor
Alexei Bruni, concertmaster
Pentatone SACD
PTC 5186 096 (2007)
  • Choc du monde de la Musique (May 2007)
  • Edison Award Nominee, 2008 (Holland)
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Prokofiev & Beintus: Peter and the Wolf / Wolf Tracks (in Spanish)

Prokofiev:Peter and the Wolf
Sophia Loren, narrator (in English)
Beintus: Wolf Tracks
Antonio Banderas, narrator (in Spanish)
Kent Nagano, conductor
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Winner of 2004 GRAMMY Award
(2007)
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Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D (Julia Fischer - original release)

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Violin Concerto in D, Op. 35
Sérénade mélancolique, Op. 26
Valse – Scherzo, Op. 34
Souvenir d'un lieu cher, Op. 42
Julia Fischer, violin
Yakov Kreizberg, conductor [For full listing, see the page for the re-release of this album.]
Pentatone SACD
(2006)
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Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8

Part of the RNO/PentaTone Shostakovich Cycle
Symphony No. 8
Paavo Berglund, conductor
Pentatone SACD
(2006)
  • Supersonic Award, Pizzicato, (Luxembourg)
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Shostakovich: Symphonies No. 1 and No. 6

Part of the RNO/PentaTone Shostakovich Cycle
Symphony No. 1 in F minor Op. 10
Symphony No. 6 in B minor Op. 54
Vladimir Jurowski, conductor
Pentatone SACD
(2006)
  • Editor's Choice, Gramophone
  • Diapason d'Or de l'année
  • Choc du monde de la Musique de l'année
  • Double 10, Classics Today
  • Best of 2006, Soundstage
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Shostakovich: Symphony No. 11, "The Year 1905"

Part of the RNO/PentaTone Shostakovich Cycle
The Palace Square – Adagio
The Ninth of January – Allegro
In memoriam - Adagio
The Tocsin – Allegro non troppo
Mikhail Pletnev, conductor
Pentatone SACD
(2006)
  • Classical CD of the Week, The Telegraph, London
  • Best of 2006, Soundstage
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Ravel & Prokofiev: Piano Concertos (Francesco Tristano Schlimé)

Ravel, Piano Concerto in G
Prokofiev, Piano Concerto No. 5
Schlimé, 3 Improvisations
Mikhail Pletnev, conductor
Pentatone SACD
(2006)
  • Choc du monde de la Musique (July/Aug 2006)
  • Editor's Choice, Gramophone Magazine (September 2006)
  • Classical CD of the Week, The Daily Telegraph
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Tchaikovsky: Suite No. 3; Stravinsky: Divertimento

Tchaikovsky: Suite No. 3 in G, Op. 55 (1884)
Stravinsky: Divertimento (1934, rev. 1949)
Ballet Suite from Le baiser de la fée (The Fairy’s Kiss)
Vladimir Jurowski, conductor
DSD recorded
Pentatone SACD
(2005)
  • Classical CD of the Week: The Telegraph, London
  • Multichannel Disc of the Month, Audiophile Audition (Nov. 2010)
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Getty: Young America

Choral Works by Gordon Getty
Young America
Three Welsh Songs
Annabel Lee
Victorian Scenes
Jerusalem
San Francisco Symphony Orchestra (Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor) with the San Francisco Symphony Chorus; Russian National Orchestra (Alexander Vedernikov, conductor) with the Eric Ericson Chamber Choir
Pentatone SACD
(2005)
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Russian Violin Concertos (Julia Fischer)

Khachaturian: Violin Concerto in D minor
Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Op. 19
Glazunov: Violin Concerto in A minor Op. 82
Julia Fischer, violin
Yakov Kreizberg, conductor
Pentatone
(2004)
  • Editor's Choice, Gramophone Magazine (January 2005)
  • 2005 Echo Klassik Award, Concerto Record of the Year
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Taneyev: At the Reading of a Psalm

Sergei Taneyev
At the Reading of a Psalm
Cantata No. 2 Op. 36 (1914-1915)
With the St. Petersburg State Academic Capella Choir and the Tchernushenko Boys Choir of the Glinka Choral College
Mikhail Pletnev, conductor
Pentatone
(2004)
  • Classical CD of the Week: The Telegraph, London
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Russian Ballet Suites

Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet, Suite No. 1, Op. 64-bis
Khachaturian: Suite from Spartacus
Shostakovich: Suite from "The Bolt", Op. 27a
Alexander Vedernikov, conductor
Pentatone SACD
(2004)
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Prokofiev & Beintus: Peter and the Wolf / Wolf Tracks

Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf
Beintus: Wolf Tracks
Sophia Loren, Bill Clinton, Mikhail Gorbachev, narrators
Kent Nagano, conductor
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Winner of 2004 GRAMMY Award
Pentatone SACD
(2003)
  • GRAMMY Award, 2004
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Prokofiev & Beintus: Peter and the Wolf / Wolf Tracks [in Russian]

Prokofiev:Peter and the Wolf
Oleg Tabakov, narrator
Beintus: Wolf Tracks
Sergei Bezrukov, narrator
Bonus track: Sophia Loren narrates Peter and the Wolf in English.
Kent Nagano, conductor
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Winner of 2004 GRAMMY Award
(2003)

Getty & Prokofiev: Joan and the Bells, Romeo and Juliet

Gordon Getty (b.1933):
Joan and the Bells, Cantata for Soprano Baritone, Chorus & Orchestra (1998)
Lisa Delan, soprano; Vladimir Chernov, baritone; Eric Ericson Chamber Choir, Stockholm
Serge Prokofiev (1891-1953):
Romeo and Juliet, Suite #2, Op 64-ter (1936)
Alexander Vedernikov, conductor
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Pentatone
(2003)
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Chopin & Loewe: Piano Concertos (Mari Kodama)

Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21
Loewe: Piano Concerto No. 2 in A
Mari Kodama, piano
Kent Nagano, conductor

Pentatone SACD
(2003)
  • Best of 2004, Audiophile Audition
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Tchaikovsky: Violin and Piano Concertos

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto (Christian Tetzlaff, soloist)
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1 (Nikolai Lugansky, soloist)
Kent Nagano, conductor
Pentatone
(2003)
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Prokofiev, Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos No. 3 (Mikhail Pletnev)

Concerto for Piano no 3 in C major, Op. 26
Concerto for Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 30
Mikhail Pletnev, piano
Mstislav Rostropovich, conductor

Nominated for a GRAMMY Award
DG 471476 (2003)
  • Nominated for GRAMMY Award, 2004
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Dave Brubeck Returns to Moscow

Dave Brubeck Quartet
DVD/Video of Brubeck's 1997 trip to Moscow to perform with the RNO and the Dave Brubeck Quartet. Includes his mass, To Hope! A Celebration and Blue Rondo a la Turk.
(2002)

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6, Romeo & Juliet

Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 - Pathétique
Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy Overture
Mikhail Pletnev, conductor
DG 471 742 2 (2002)

Encore! The Russian National Orchestra Live in Concert

1. Overture to The Marriage of Figaro
2. Waltz of the Flowers (from The Nutcracker)
3. Spanish Dance from Raimonda
4. Hungarian Dance No. 1 in G minor
5. Prelude to Act III of Lohengrin
6. Dance from Ballet Suite No. 1
7. Waltz-Joke from Ballet Suite No. 1
8. In the Hall of the Mountain King, from Peer Gynt SuiteNo. 1
9. Young Prince and the Young Princess, from Scheherezade
10. Slavonic Dance, Op. 72, No. 2 in E minor
11. Lezghinka
RNO 100 (2002)
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Tchaikovsky & Conus: Violin Concertos (David Garrett)

Tchaikovsky
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D-major, op. 35
Jules Conus
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in E minor
David Garrett, violin
Mikhail Pletnev, conductor
(2001)
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Rachmaninov: The Bells; Taneyev, John of Damascus

Rachmaninov:
The Bells, op.35
Taneyev:
John of Damascus op.1
Mikhail Pletnev, conductor
DG 471 029-2 (2000)
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Tchaikovsky: The Seasons, Pathetique, Sleeping Beauty

Tchaikovsky:
Symphony No. 6, Pathetique
The Seasons
Sleeping Beauty
Mikhail Pletnev, conductor
(2000)


Recordings from: 1991-1999 | 2000-2004 | 2005-Present