Rachmaninov: The Bells; Taneyev, John of Damascus

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

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

Sleeping Beauty, op.66
Mikhail Pletnev, conductor
DG 457 634-2
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Beethoven & Mozart: Clarinet Concertos (Michael Collins)

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

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 -- The Ruler of the Sprits
Mikhail Pletnev, soloist and conductor
DG 453 486-2
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Glazunov, Kabalevsky & Tchaikovsky (Gil Shaham)

Violin Concerto in A minor, op.82
Violin Concerto in C major, op.48
Souvenir d' un lieu cher, op.42
Valse-Scherzo, op.34
Gil Shaham, soloist / Mikhail Pletnev, conductor
DG 457 064-2
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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
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Tchaikovsky: Symphonic Poems / Manfred Symphony

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

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

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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