Russian National Orchestra

Recordings Prior to 2000

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Wolf Tracks | Tchaikovsky Cycle | Shostakovich Cycle
Recordings from: 1991-1999 | 2000-2004 | 2005-Present
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Recordings by composer:

Tchaikovsky: The Seasons, Pathetique, Sleeping Beauty

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

Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 1, The Isle of the Dead

Symphony No.1 in D minor, op.13
The Isle of the Dead, op.29
Mikhail Pletnev, conductor
DG 463 075-2 (1999)

Shchedrin: Carmen Suite, Naughty Limericks, The Chimes

Carmen Suite
Concertos for Orchestra No.1 -- Naughty Limericks
Concertos for Orchestra No.2 -- The Chimes
Mikhail Pletnev, conductor
DG 471 136-2 (1998)

Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker

A Tale of Dance and Music -- The Nutcracker, op.71 (VCD)
Mikhail Pletnev, conductor
Moscow State Academy of Choreography
(Video CD - may not be compatible with all systems)
RNO 2000
Video CD (1998)

Scriabin: Symphony No 3, The Poem of Ecstasy

Le Poeme de l’extase, op.54
Symphony No.3 -- Le Divin Poeme, op.43
Mikhail Pletnev, conductor

DG 459 681-2 (1998)
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Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty, op.66
Mikhail Pletnev, conductor
DG 457 634-2 (1997)
  • BBC's Fourth Most Listened To Recording of Past 75 Years

Beethoven & Mozart: Clarinet Concertos (Michael Collins)

Beethoven:
Concerto for Clarinet (violin) and Orchestra in D major, op.61 (arr. By Mikhail Pletnev)
Mozart:
Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra in A major, K.622
Michael Collins, soloist
Mikhail Pletnev, conductor
DG 457 652-2 (1997)
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Weber: Invitation to the Dance

Weber:
Invitation to the Dance, op.65(J.260)
Konzerstueck for piano and Orchestra in F minor, op.79
Overture -- Abu Hassan
Overture -- Der Freischuetz
Overture -- Die drei Pintos
Overture -- Euryanthe
Overture--Oberon
Overture -- The Ruler of the Sprits
Mikhail Pletnev, soloist and conductor
DG 453 486-2 (1996)
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Glazunov, Kabalevsky & Tchaikovsky (Gil Shaham)

Glazunov:
Violin Concerto in A minor, op.82
Kabalevsky:
Violin Concerto in C major, op.48
Tchaikovsky:
Souvenir d' un lieu cher, op.42
Valse-Scherzo, op.34
Gil Shaham, soloist / Mikhail Pletnev, conductor
DG 457 064-2 (1996)
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Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 3, Symphonic Dances

Symphony No.3 in A minor, op.44
Symphonic Dances, op.45
Mikhail Pletnev, conductor

DG 457 598-2 (1996)
  • Romantic Record of the Year (Classic FM Magazine), 1998
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Tchaikovsky: Symphonic Poems / Manfred Symphony

DISC 1
1. Romeo and Juliet Overture
2. Francesca da Rimini, Op. 32
3. The voyevoda, Op. 78
4. The tempest, Op. 18

DISC 2
1. Marche slave, Op. 31
2. Festival Overture on the Danish National Hymn, Op. 15
3. Fatum, Op. 77
4. Hamlet Overture, Op. 67
5. Capriccio italien, Op. 45

DISC 3
1. Hamlet Overture, Op. 67
2. Manfred Symphony in B minor, Op. 58
3. Manfred Symphony in B minor, Op. 58
4. Manfred Symphony in B minor, Op. 58
5. Manfred Symphony in B minor, Op. 58
6. 1812 Overture, Op. 49

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(1996)

Stravinsky: Firebird

Stravinsky:
Canon on a Russian Popular Tune
Scherzo a la russe
Symphony in E flat major, op.1
The Firebird Ballet Suite (1945 Version)
Mikhail Pletnev, conductor
DG 453 434-2 (1996)
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Tchaikovsky: Festival Overture on the Danish National Anthem

Festival Overture on the Danish National Anthem, op.15
Marche slave, op.31
Symphony No.1 in G minor, op.13
Mikhail Pletnev, conductor
DG 453 445-2 (1996)

Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture and Symphony No. 2

Overture solennelle 1812 op.49
Symphonic Fantasy--Fate, op.77
Symphony No.2 in C minor-- Little Russian, op.17
Mikhail Pletnev, conductor
DG 453 446-2 (1996)

Tchaikovsky: Romeo & Juliet

Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture
Symphony No.3 in D major--Polish, op.29
Mikhail Pletnev, conductor (Mar.1996 & Apr.1995)
DG 453 447-2 (1996)

Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini, Symphony No. 4

Francesca da Rimini, op.32
Symphony No.4 in F minor, op.36
Mikhail Pletnev, conductor
DG 453 448-2 (1996)

Tchaikovsky: Hamlet, Symphony No. 5

Hamlet, op.67
Symphony No.5 in E minor, op.64
Mikhail Pletnev, conductor
DG 453 449-2 (1996)

Tchaikovsky: Capriccio italien, op. 45, Symphony No. 6

Capriccio italien, Op.45
Symphony No.6 in B minor -- Pathétique, op.74
Voyevoda, op.78
Mikhail Pletnev, conductor
DG 453 450-2 (1996)

Tchaikovsky: Symphonies 1-6

Symphony no. 1 in G minor, op 13
Symphony no. 2 in C minor, op 17
Symphony no. 3 in D major, op 29
Symphony no. 4 in F minor, op 36
Symphony no. 5 in E minor, op 64
Symphony no. 6 in B minor, op 74 (Path?tique)
Mikhail Pletnev, conductor
(Five CD set)
DG 449 967-2 (1996)
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Miaskovsky: Concerto for Cello & Orchestra (Mischa Maisky)

Miaskovsky:
Concerto for Cello and Orchestra, op.66
Prokofiev:
Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Cello and Orchestra, op.125
Mischa Maisky, soloist
Mikhail Pletnev, conductor
DG 449 821-2 (1995)
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Prokofiev: Cinderella

Cinderella--Ballet in three Acts, op.87
Summer Night--Suite, op.123
Mikhail Pletnev, conductor

DG 445 830-2 (1994)
  • Top Recordings of the 1990s, Gramophone Magazine
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Dvorak: Slavonic Dances Op. 46 & 72

Slavonic Dances, op.46 and 72
Mikhail Pletnev, conductor
DG 447 056-2 (1994)
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The Enchanted Kingdom: Orchestral Music by Rimsky-Korsakov, Liadov, Tcherepnin

Liadov:
Baba-Yaga, op.56
Kikimora, op.63
The Enchanted Lake, op.62
Rimsky-Korsakov:
The Golden Cockerel Suite
Tcherepnin:
The Distant Princess, op.4
The Enchanted Kingdom,, op.39
Mikhail Pletnev, conductor
DG 447 084-2 (1994)
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Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky, Liadov

Rachmaninov:
The Rock -- Fantasy, op.7 (Nov.1993)
Tchaikovsky:
The Tempest, op.18 (Nov.1993)
Overture in F major (Nov.1993)
Liadov:
Baba-Yaga, op.56
Kikimora, op.63
The Enchanted Lake, op.62 (Apr.1994)
Mikhail Pletnev, conductor
DG 459 059-2 (1994)

Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2

Symphony No.2 in E minor, op.27
The Rock
Fantasy, op.7
Mikhail Pletnev, conductor
DG 439 888-2 (1993)
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Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony, Tempest

Manfred, op.58
The Tempest, op.18
Mikhail Pletnev, conductor
DG 439 891-2 (1993)
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Russian Overtures

Borodin: Overture Prince Igor
Glazunov: Solemn Overture, op.73
Glinka: Overture, Ruslan and Ludmilla
Kabalevsky: Overture, Colas Breugnon
Mussorgsky: Overture, Khovanshchina
Prokofiev: Overture, Semyon Kotko
Rimsky-Korsakov: Overture, The Tsar's Bride
Shostakovich: Festive Overture, op.96
Tchaikovsky: Overture in F major
Mikhail Pletnev, conductor
DG 439 892-2 (1993)
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Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6

Symphony No.6 in B minor--Pathétique, op.74
Marche slave, op.31
Mikhail Pletnev, conductor
Virgin 759 66121 (1991)
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Recordings from: 1991-1999 | 2000-2004 | 2005-Present