Recordings

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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)
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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
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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
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Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake

Ballet in four acts, Op.20

Mikhail Pletnev, conductor
ODE 1167-2D
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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
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