Российский национальный оркестр (Russian National Orchestra)

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The Russian National Orchestra (Russian: Российский национальный оркестр) premiered in Moscow in 1990.

It was the first Russian orchestra to perform at the Apostolic Palace, Vatican and in Israel.

The RNO's first recording (1991) was Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6, Pathétique, released on Virgin Classics. Since then, the orchestra has made over 75 recordings for Deutsche Grammophon, Pentatone, Ondine, Warner Classics and other labels, and with conductors that include RNO Founder and Artistic Director Mikhail Pletnev, Vladimir Jurowski, Kent Nagano, Alexander Vedernikov, Carlo Ponti Jr., José Serebrier and Vasily Petrenko.

The RNO’s recording of Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf and Beintus's Wolf Tracks, conducted by Kent Nagano and narrated by Sophia Loren, Bill Clinton and Mikhail Gorbachev, was the winner of a 2004 Grammy Award, making the RNO the first Russian orchestra ever to win this honor. A Spanish-language version narrated by Antonio Banderas was released in 2007, following a Russian version narrated by actors Oleg Tabakov and Sergei Bezrukov, with a Mandarin edition following in 2011. Narrators in concert versions of these works have included actors Danny Glover, Diana Douglas, Sean Dill and Debbie Allen, model Tatiana Sorokko, Singaporean violinist Min Lee, and BBC anchor Seva Novgorodsev.

A regular visitor to the Schleswig-Holstein, Gstaad and Rheingau festivals, the RNO is also the founding orchestra of Napa Valley Festival del Sole, Festival of the Arts BOCA in Florida, and the Singapore Sun Festival, and resident orchestra for multiple seasons of the Tuscan Sun Festival in Cortona, Italy. The RNO launched its own annual festival in 2009, held each September in Moscow.

In 2008, a panel of international critics assembled by Gramophone named the Russian National Orchestra as one of the world's top orchestras.

The Russian National Orchestra is a private institution supported by individuals, corporations and foundations in Russia and throughout the world. Affiliated organizations include the Russian National Orchestra Trust, the Russian Arts Foundation and the American Council of the RNO. Another RNO innovation is Cultural Allies, an ongoing program encompassing exchanges between artists in Russia and the West, and the commissioning of new works.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 Symphony no. 2 / The Rock Rachmaninov; Russian National Orchestra, Мikhail Pletnev 1
1994 Manfred Symphony / The Tempest Tchaikovsky; Russian National Orchestra, Mikhail Pletnev 2
1995 Cinderella / Summer Night Suite Serge Prokofiev; Russian National Orchestra, Mikhail Pletnev 1
1996 Slavonic Dances, opp. 46 & 72 Dvořák; Russian National Orchestra, Mikhail Pletnev 1
1996 Symphony No. 1 "Winter Daydreams" Tchaikovsky; Russian National Orchestra, Мikhail Pletnev 1
1996 Symphony No. 2 / Symphony No. 4 Tchaikovsky; Russian National Orchestra, Mikhail Pletnev 1
1996 Symphony No. 3 "Polish" Tchaikovsky; Russian National Orchestra, Мikhail Pletnev 1
1996 Symphony No. 5 Tchaikovsky; Russian National Orchestra, Мikhail Pletnev 1
1997 Meeting in Moscow: Glazunov / Kabalevsky Violin Concertos Glazunov, Kabalevsky; Gil Shaham, Russian National Orchestra, Mikhail Pletnev 2
1998 Symphony no. 3 / Symphonic Dances Rachmaninov; Russian National Orchestra, Мikhail Pletnev 1
2000 The Sleeping Beauty Tchaikovsky; Russian National Orchestra, Mikhail Pletnev 1
2000 Symphony No. 1 / The Isle of the Dead Sergei Rachmaninov; Russian National Orchestra, Mikhail Pletnev 1
2001 Clarinet Concertos Mozart, Beethoven; Russian National Orchestra, Мikhail Pletnev, Michael Collins 1
2001 Carmen Suite / Naughty Limericks / The Chimes Rodion Shchedrin; Russian National Orchestra, Mikhail Pletnev 1
2001 Rachmaninoff: The Bells / Taneyev: John of Damascus Rachmaninov; Russian National Orchestra, Мikhail Pletnev 1
2004 Russian Violin Concertos Kachaturian, Prokofiev, Glazunov; Julia Fischer, Russian National Orchestra, Yakov Kreizberg 1
2005 Tchaikovsky: Suite no. 3 in G, op. 55 / Stravinsky: Divertimento Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky; Russian National Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski 2
2006 Ravel: Piano Concerto in G / Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 5 / Schlimé: 3 Improvisations Maurice Ravel, Сергей Сергеевич Прокофьев; Francesco Tristano, Михаил Васильевич Плетнёв, Российский национальный оркестр 1
2006 Violin Concerto in D, op. 35 / Sérénade mélancolique, op. 26 / Valse-Scherzo, op. 34 / Souvenir d’un lieu cher, op. 42 Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky; Julia Fischer, Russian National Orchestra, Yakov Kreizberg 1
2007 Piano Concertos nos. 2 & 4 Beethoven; Mikhail Pletnev, Russian National Orchestra, Christian Gansch 1
2007 Piano Concertos nos. 1 & 3 Beethoven; Russian National Orchestra, Christian Gansch, Mikhail Pletnev 1
2008 Hamlet op. 67a / Romeo and Juliet (original 1869 version) Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky; Russian National Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski 1
2008 Piano concerto no. 5 Beethoven; Mikhail Pletnev, Russian National Orchestra, Christian Gansch 1
2008 Septet / Serenade / Grand Sextet Mikhail Glinka; Russian National Orchestra, Soloists Ensemble, Mikhail Pletnev 2
2009 Hamlet op. 32 / Symphony no. 15 Дмитрий Дмитриевич Шостакович; Russian National Orchestra, Mikhail Pletnev 1
2010 Orchestral Suites Rimsky-Korsakov; Russian National Orchestra, Mikhail Pletnev 1
2010 Swan Lake Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky; Russian National Orchestra, Mikhail Pletnev 1
2011 Russian Overtures and Orchestral Works Russian National Orchestra, Mikhail Pletnev 1
2011 Symphony no. 6 in B minor, op. 74 / Capriccio Italien, op. 45 Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky; Russian National Orchestra, Mikhail Pletnev 2
2011 The Nutcracker Tchaikovsky; Russian National Orchestra, Mikhail Pletnev 1
2012 Symphony no. 2 in C minor, op. 17 / Symphony no. 2 in C minor (original first movement) 1872 Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky; Russian National Orchestra, Mikhail Pletnev 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2004 Symphonic Poems / Manfred Symphony Tchaikovsky; Russian National Orchestra, Pletnev 2
2004 Complete Recordings: Swan Lake / The Nutcracker / The Sleeping Beauty Tchaikovsky; Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa, Russian National Orchestra, Mikhail Pletnev 1
2004 Piano Concertos / Symphony No. 6 / The Seasons / Piano Pieces Tchaikovsky; The Philharmonia, Russian National Orchestra, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Mikhail Pletnev 1
2007 The Nine Symphonies Beethoven; Russian National Orchestra, Mikhail Pletnev 1
2008 The Five Piano Concertos Beethoven; Russian National Orchestra, Christian Gansch, Mikhail Pletnev 1
2010 The Symphonies Tchaikovsky; Russian National Orchestra, Mikhail Pletnev 1

Other + Audiobook

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2007 Prokofjev: CD-boek Assepoester Prokofjev; Russisch Nationaal Orkest, Mikhail Pletnev 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2003 Chopin: Piano Concerto No.2 / Loewe: Piano Concerto No. 2 Fryderyk Chopin, Carl Loewe; Kent Nagano, Mari Kodama, Российский национальный оркестр 1

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