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Kyrill Kondrashin Edition


Release Date: 01/04/2019 
Label:  Profil   Catalog #: 18046  
Composer:  Dmitri ShostakovichPeter Ilyich TchaikovskyNikolai Rimsky-KorsakovSergei Taneyev,   ... 
Performer:  Vitaly GromadskyLeonid KoganBoris SimskyEmil Gilels,   ... 
Conductor:  Kiril Kondrashin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Philharmonia OrchestraDresden StaatskapelleUSSR Symphony Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 13 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Leaving the Bolshoi Theatre in 1956, Kondrashin joined the Moscow Philharmonic as one of its principal conductors, and from 1960 to 1976 he was the orchestra’s Artistic Director. He made a great name for himself as a concert “accompanist”. This Edition contains a number of his quite wonderful concert recordings with the greatest soloists of the then Soviet Union. As far as was possible in the USSR under Nikita Khrushchev (General Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party 1953-1964) and Leonid Brezhnev (1964-1982), he preserved his artistic independence. The most famous example in the West of his arts of “accompaniment” came not once but twice in 1958. He was on the podium of the Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra on April 11 when the young Read more American Harvey Lavan Cliburn contested the final of the first ever Tchaikovsky Competition. In defiance of Cold War party doctrine, Van Cliburn won first prize to thunderous applause from the Russian audience. The cultural establishment then let Kondrashin travel to the USA, where he conducted Cliburn in the winning work, Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, in New York’s Carnegie Hall on May 19 – and recorded one of the biggest classical best-sellers of all time for RCA. Kondrashin’s fame grew at international level and even more in his homeland. Not only did he premiere Shostakovich’s Thirteenth, he brought to light his Fourth Symphony, hidden from view till 1962 ever since its completion in 1936. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 13 in B flat minor, Op. 113 "Babi Yar" by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Vitaly Gromadsky (Bass)
Conductor:  Kiril Kondrashin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1962; USSR 
Date of Recording: 1962 
Length: 56 Minutes 38 Secs. 
2.
Concerto for Violin no 1 in A minor, Op. 77 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Leonid Kogan (Violin)
Conductor:  Kiril Kondrashin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USSR 
Date of Recording: 1960 
3.
Symphony no 6 in B minor, Op. 74 "Pathétique" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Kiril Kondrashin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1959 
Length: 45 Minutes 15 Secs. 
4.
Suite for Orchestra no 3 in G major, Op. 55 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Boris Simsky (Violin)
Conductor:  Kiril Kondrashin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1962 
Length: 42 Minutes 46 Secs. 
5.
Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Kiril Kondrashin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1960 
Length: 30 Minutes 19 Secs. 
6.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Emil Gilels (Piano)
Conductor:  Kiril Kondrashin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  USSR Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Date of Recording: 1949 
Length: 31 Minutes 13 Secs. 
7.
Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  David Oistrakh (Violin)
Conductor:  Kiril Kondrashin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  USSR Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1957 
Length: 35 Minutes 49 Secs. 
8.
Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34 by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor:  Kiril Kondrashin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1957 
Length: 15 Minutes 10 Secs. 
9.
Concerto for Piano in C sharp minor, Op. 30 by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Conductor:  Kiril Kondrashin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Youth Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882-1883; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1950 
Length: 14 Minutes 28 Secs. 
10.
Concert Suite for Violin and Orchestra in G minor, Op. 28 by Sergei Taneyev
Performer:  David Oistrakh (Violin)
Conductor:  Kiril Kondrashin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Date of Recording: 1958 
Length: 42 Minutes 29 Secs. 
11.
Rapsodie espagnole by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Kiril Kondrashin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  USSR Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1907-1908; France 
12.
Concerto for Piano in G major by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Yakov Zak (Piano)
Conductor:  Kiril Kondrashin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leningrad Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929-1931; France 
13.
Symphony no 4 in A minor, Op. 61 by Mieczyslaw Weinberg
Conductor:  Kiril Kondrashin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957/1961; USSR 
Date of Recording: 1962 
14.
Concerto for Violin in G minor, Op. 67 by Mieczyslaw Weinberg
Performer:  Leonid Kogan (Violin)
Conductor:  Kiril Kondrashin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1960; USSR 
Date of Recording: 1961 
15.
Concerto for Violin no 1 in D major, Op. 6 by Niccolò Paganini
Performer:  Viktor Pikaizen (Violin)
Conductor:  Kiril Kondrashin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1817; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1958 
Length: 19 Minutes 09 Secs. 
Notes: Cadenza by Émile Sauret.) 
16.
Paganiniana, Op. 65 by Alfredo Casella
Conductor:  Kiril Kondrashin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1961 
17.
Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber by Paul Hindemith
Conductor:  Kiril Kondrashin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; USA 
Date of Recording: 1961 
18.
Concerto for Violin in D major by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  David Oistrakh (Violin)
Conductor:  Kiril Kondrashin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931; France 
Date of Recording: 1963 
19.
Concerto for Orchestra no 1 "Naughty Limericks" by Rodion Shchedrin
Conductor:  Kiril Kondrashin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1963; USSR 
Date of Recording: 1963 
Length: 7 Minutes 33 Secs. 
20.
Concerto for Cello no 1 in E flat major, Op. 107 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Kiril Kondrashin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1959; USSR 
Date of Recording: 1960 
21.
Symphony no 3 in A minor, Op. 44 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor:  Kiril Kondrashin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1936/1938; USA 
Date of Recording: 1960 
22.
Symphonic Dances, Op. 45 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor:  Kiril Kondrashin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1940; USA 
Date of Recording: 1963 
23.
Bartered Bride, B 143/T 93 by Bedrich Smetana
Performer:  Eugenia Verbitskaya (Mezzo Soprano), Mikhail Skazin (Baritone), Nina Ostrumova (Mezzo Soprano),
Georgi Nelepp (Tenor), Elena Shumilova (Soprano), Mikhail Solovieff (Bass),
Anatole Orfenov (Tenor)
Conductor:  Kiril Kondrashin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra,  Bolshoi Theatre Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863/1870; Czech Republic 
24.
Bartered Bride, B 143/T 93: Overture by Bedrich Smetana
Conductor:  Kiril Kondrashin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mikhailovsky Theater Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1866 
Date of Recording: 1937 
25.
Capriccio italien, Op. 45 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Kiril Kondrashin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1958 
Length: 15 Minutes 54 Secs. 
26.
Sérénade mélancolique for Violin and Orchestra in B minor, Op. 26 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  David Oistrakh (Violin)
Conductor:  Kiril Kondrashin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  USSR Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1945 
Length: 9 Minutes 57 Secs. 
27.
Pezzo capriccioso for Cello and Orchestra in B minor, Op. 62 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Kiril Kondrashin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Youth Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1945 
Length: 7 Minutes 39 Secs. 
28.
Concerto for Piano left hand in D major by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Emil Gilels (Piano)
Conductor:  Kiril Kondrashin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  USSR Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929-1930; France 
Date of Recording: 1953 
Length: 17 Minutes 14 Secs. 
29.
La valse by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Kiril Kondrashin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  USSR Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; France 
Date of Recording: 1961 
Length: 12 Minutes 38 Secs. 
30.
Tzigane for Violin and Orchestra by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  David Oistrakh (Violin)
Conductor:  Kiril Kondrashin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  USSR Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; France 
Date of Recording: 1949 
Length: 9 Minutes 12 Secs. 
31.
Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, Op. 43 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Yakov Zak (Piano)
Conductor:  Kiril Kondrashin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  USSR Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1934; USA 

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