Gennadi Rozhdestvensky

Biography

Born: May 4, 1931; Moscow, Russia  
Rozhdestvensky was the son of conductor Nikolai Anosov and soprano Natalya Rozhdestvenskaya. A pupil at the Gnesin School of Music and the Moscow Conservatory school for children, he entered the Conservatory in 1941 to study conducting with his father and piano with Lev Oborin. While still at the Conservatory, Rozhdestvensky conducted Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker at the Bolshoi Theater. Following his graduation in 1954, he was appointed assistant Read more conductor at the Bolshoi and in 1956 made his first visit to England with the Bolshoi Ballet. In 1961, Rozhdestvensky was named artistic director of the Soviet Radio Symphony Orchestra, remaining there until 1974. Three years later, he became Bolshoi's youngest principal conductor, remaining at that post until 1970. During the Soviet era, Rozhdestvensky programmed music by contemporary foreign composers, most likely alienating the Soviet musical establishment; nevertheless, as chief conductor and director of the Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra, he was allowed to lead performances of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, Benjamin Britten's opera A Midsummer Night's Dream, as well as works by Poulenc, Hindemith, Orff, and other composers that were new to Soviet audiences. He also revived the symphonies of Sergey Prokofiev, who was regarded with suspicion in Russia, having lived in America from 1918 to 1936. Only the most eminent and respected Russian musicians were allowed extensive foreign tours, and Rozhdestvensky visited many European countries, the U.S., and Japan. He also appeared several times in Britain, mainly with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, and at Covent Garden. In 1971, he conducted the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra in three Promenade Concerts at London's Royal Albert Hall. The following year, Rozhdestvensky became music director of the Moscow Chamber Orchestra. Artistic director of the Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra from 1974-77, he was principal conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra from 1978 to 1981. His next post was principal conductor of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, where he stayed until 1983. In 1982, he founded, and became chief conductor of, the State Symphony Orchestra of the Ministry of Culture in Moscow. In 1987, Rozhdestvensky started teaching conducting at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Sienna. The Stockholm Philharmonic hired him as conductor in 1991, and three years later he was appointed chairman of the Bolshoi's artistic committee. Rozhdestvensky has maintained his reputation for adventurous programming in his many recordings and live performances. Known for his balanced and refined interpretations of Romantic and twentieth century music, he premiered numerous twentieth century works, including Denisov's Symphony for Two String Orchestras and Percussion (dedicated to Rozhdestvensky), Buzko's White Nights, Shchedrin's Carmen Suite, Prokofiev's opera The Gambler, Schnittke's Symphony No. 2 "St. Florian" and Gerhard's Don Quixote. An enthusiastic champion of contemporary composers, Rozhdestvensky has also performed works by Kancheli, Mirzoian, Organesian, and Skoryk. Rozhdestvensky's writings include Techniques of Orchestral Direction and Reflections on Music. He is married to Viktoria Postnikova, a pianist. Read less
Schnittke: Symphony No 8, Etc / Rozhdestvensky, Stockholm Po
Release Date: 04/18/1995   Label: Chandos  
Catalog: 9359   Number of Discs: 1
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Borodin: Symphony No 2, Etc / Rozhdestvensky, Stockholm Po
Release Date: 09/19/1995   Label: Chandos  
Catalog: 9386   Number of Discs: 1
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Nielsen: Orchestral Works / Rozhdestvensky, Danish Nrso
Release Date: 06/28/1994   Label: Chandos  
Catalog: 9287   Number of Discs: 1
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Rachmaninov: Symphony No 2 / Rozhdestvensky, London Symphony
Release Date: 03/31/2015   Label: Musical Concepts  
Catalog: 1260   Number of Discs: 1
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Balakirev: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2 / Von Karajan, Rozhdestvensky, London Philharmonia, Moscow Radio Symphony
Release Date: 05/12/2017   Label: Praga  
Catalog: 250363  
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    Schnittke: Concerto Grossi Nos. 1 & 2 / Moscow Philharmonic Society, USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony
    Label: Musical Concepts   Catalog: 1341 Release Date: 05/30/2017  
    Composer:  Alfred Schnittke
    Performer:  Gidon Kremer,  Tatiana Grindenko,  Natalia Gutman,  Oleg Kagan
    Conductor:  Yuri Bashmet,  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Philharmonic Society Soloists,  USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra
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    Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 3 / Rozhdestvensky, USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony
    Label: Musical Concepts   Catalog: 1344 Release Date: 05/30/2017  
    Composer:  Dmitri Shostakovich
    Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Yurlov Russian Choir,  USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra
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    Balakirev: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2 / Von Karajan, Rozhdestvensky, London Philharmonia, Moscow Radio Symphony
    Label: Praga   Catalog: 250363 Release Date: 05/12/2017  
    Composer:  Mily Balakirev
    Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan,  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia London,  Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra
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    Tishchenko: Symphony No. 4 / Rozhdestvensky, Leningrad Philharmonic
    Label: Northern Flowers   Catalog: 99117 Release Date: 04/14/2017   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Boris Tishchenko
    Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Glazunov: Orchestral Works / Rozhdestvensky, Milstein, Steinberg, Ansermet
    Label: Urania Records   Catalog: 315 Release Date: 04/07/2017   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Alexander Glazunov
    Performer:  Nathan Milstein
    Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky,  William Steinberg,  Ernest Ansermet
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra,  Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra,  Orchestre De La Suisse Romande
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    Mstislav Rostropovich: Cellist of the Century
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 559857 Release Date: 03/24/2017   Number of Discs: 43
    Composer:  Camille Saint-Saëns,  Nikolay Myaskovsky,  Antonín Dvorák,  Sergei Prokofiev  ... 
    Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich,  Alexander Dedyukhin,  Alexander Dedyuhkin,  David Oistrakh  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Malcolm Sargent,  Sir Adrian Boult,  George Szell,  Herbert von Karajan  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Cleveland Orchestra  ... 
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  • 7.
    The Russian Years: Shostakovich Cello Concertos / Rostropovich
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 559885 Release Date: 03/24/2017   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Dmitri Shostakovich
    Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich
    Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky,  Yevgeny Svetlanov
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 8.
    Mstislav Rostropovich: Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 002593102 Release Date: 01/06/2017   Number of Discs: 37
    Composer:  Robert Schumann,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Antonín Dvorák,  Alexander Glazunov  ... 
    Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich,  Martha Argerich,  Rudolf Serkin,  Bruno Giuranna  ... 
    Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky,  Herbert von Karajan,  Seiji Ozawa,  Paul Sacher  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra,  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  Boston Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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    Tishchenko: Symphony No. 6 / Rozhdestvensky, USSR Culture Ministry Symphony
    Label: Northern Flowers   Catalog: 9947 Release Date: 10/14/2016   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Boris Tishchenko
    Performer:  Valentina Yuzvenko
    Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
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  • 10.
    Maria Yudina: A Great Russian Pianist
    Label: Praga   Catalog: 250342 Release Date: 09/30/2016   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Alban Berg,  Igor Stravinsky,  Béla Bartók
    Performer:  Maria Yudina
    Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
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  • 11.
    Mstislav Rostropovich Plays Prokofiev
    Label: Praga   Catalog: 250337 Release Date: 09/30/2016   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Prokofiev
    Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich,  Alexander Dedyukhin
    Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  USSR Symphony Orchestra
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  • 12.
    Great Arias: Kuda, kuda - Famous Russian Arias & Scenes
    Label: Arthaus Musik   Catalog: 109246 Release Date: 08/26/2016   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Prokofiev,  Mikhail Glinka,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    Performer:  Galina Gorchakova,  Anna Netrebko,  Vladimir Ognovenko,  Larissa Diadkova  ... 
    Conductor:  Valery Gergiev,  Sir Andrew Davis,  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
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    Great Arias: Kuda, kuda - Famous Russian Arias & Scenes [Blu-ray]
    Label: Arthaus Musik   Catalog: 109247 Release Date: 08/26/2016   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Prokofiev,  Mikhail Glinka,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    Performer:  Galina Gorchakova,  Anna Netrebko,  Vladimir Ognovenko,  Larissa Diadkova  ... 
    Conductor:  Valery Gergiev,  Sir Andrew Davis,  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
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  • 14.
    Shostakovich: All Symphonies - 110th Anniversary Album
    Label: Melodiya   Catalog: 10024 Release Date: 05/27/2016   Number of Discs: 10
    Composer:  Dmitri Shostakovich
    Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky,  Kiril Kondrashin,  Yevgeny Svetlanov,  Yevgeny Mravinsky  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra,  Moscow Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra,  USSR State Academy Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 15.
    Bruno Monsaingeon Edition, Vol. 3 / Richter, Rozhdestvensky
    Label: Euroarts   Catalog: 27527 Release Date: 04/22/2016   Number of Discs: 5
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Sergei Prokofiev
    Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter
    Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  ORTF National Orchestra,  Capella Symphony Orchestra,  Choir Of Russia
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  • 16.
    Prokofiev: Ballets (125th Anniversary Edition)
    Label: Melodiya   Catalog: 1002430 Release Date: 04/08/2016   Number of Discs: 9
    Composer:  Sergei Prokofiev
    Performer:  Mikhail Chernyakhovsky,  Arkady Futer
    Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky,  Sergei Prokofiev
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra,  Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra,  Bolshoi Theatre Brass Band  ... 
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  • 17.
    Tchaikovsky & Sibelius: Works for Violin & Orchestra / Oistrakh
    Label: Praga   Catalog: 250325 Release Date: 02/05/2016   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Jean Sibelius
    Performer:  David Oistrakh
    Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Philharmonia Orchestra,  Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra
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  • 18.
    Alfred Schnittke: Viola Concerto; Cello Concerto No. 1
    Label: Musical Concepts   Catalog: 1311 Release Date: 01/22/2016   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Alfred Schnittke
    Performer:  Yuri Bashmet,  Natalia Gutman
    Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  USSR Ministry of Culture State Symphony Orchestra
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  • 19.
    Prokofiev: The Two Violin Concertos
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 552361 Release Date: 11/27/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Prokofiev
    Performer:  Itzhak Perlman
    Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
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  • 20.
    Stravinsky Complete Edition [30-CD Set]
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 002398272 Release Date: 10/23/2015   Number of Discs: 30
    Composer:  Igor Stravinsky
    Performer:  Felicity Palmer,  Ian Caley,  Phyllis Bryn-Julson,  John Tomlinson  ... 
    Conductor:  Pierre Boulez,  Riccardo Chailly,  Claudio Abbado,  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra,  Cleveland Orchestra,  BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 21.
    Itzhak Perlman: The Complete Warner Recordings
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 552439 Release Date: 09/25/2015   Number of Discs: 77
    Composer:  Niccolň Paganini,  Pablo de Sarasate,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Felix Mendelssohn  ... 
    Performer:  Itzhak Perlman,  Pinchas Zukerman,  Ray Still,  Samuel Sanders  ... 
    Conductor:  Lawrence Foster,  Daniel Barenboim,  Itzhak Perlman,  Bernard Haitink  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  English Chamber Orchestra,  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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  • 22.
    From The History Of The Tchaikovsky Competition Phonodocuments
    Label: Melodiya   Catalog: 1002349 Release Date: 08/14/2015   Number of Discs: 10
    Composer:  Dmitri Kabalevsky,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Frédéric Chopin,  Dmitri Shostakovich  ... 
    Performer:  Naum Shtarkman,  Stefan Ruha,  Victoria Stefanescu,  Lev Vlasenko  ... 
    Conductor:  Boris Khaikin,  Neeme Järvi,  Kiril Kondrashin,  Fuat Mansurov  ... 
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  • 23.
    A Romantic Portrait: Dvora, Schumann, Tchaikovsky
    Label: Praga   Catalog: 350112 Release Date: 07/10/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonín Dvorák,  Robert Schumann,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich
    Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult,  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
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  • 24.
    Schnittke: Symphony No 1 / Rozhdestvensky, Ussr  State Symphony
    Label: Melodiya   Catalog: 1002321 Release Date: 07/10/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Alfred Schnittke,  Victor Guseinov
    Performer:  Victor Guseinov,  Paul Mägi
    Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian State Symphony Orchestra,  USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra
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  • 25.
    Shostakovich Edition
    Label: Brilliant Classics   Catalog: 9420 Release Date: 04/28/2015   Number of Discs: 49
    Composer:  Dmitri Shostakovich,  Benjamin Fleischmann
    Performer:  Boris Petrushansky,  Lewis James Quinn,  Kevin Matthews,  Alastair McCall  ... 
    Conductor:  Vasily Petrenko,  Sir Andrew Davis,  Rudolf Barshai,  Paavo Berglund  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra,  BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra,  Wdr Sinfonieorchester  ... 
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