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Dmitri Kitayenko

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Born: August 18, 1940  
Dimitri Kitaenko is among the leading Russian conductors of his generation. Though generally overshadowed by his contemporary Yuri Temirkanov, as well as older-generation figures like Kiril Kondrashin and Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Kitaenko has held several prestigious conducting posts and has made a spate of critically praised recordings for a variety of major labels in both operatic and symphonic repertory largely dominated by Russian Read more composers.

Kitaenko was born in Leningrad, on August 18, 1940. He studied conducting at the Leningrad Conservatory, then later at the Moscow Conservatory under Lev Ginzburg. With the thaw in the Cold War allowing greater artistic freedom in the Soviet Union, he moved onto the Vienna Conservatory where he studied under famed conductor Hans Swarowsky.

The most crucial event in Kitaenko's early career was his entry in the first Herbert von Karajan Competition in 1969, where he won first prize. The following year he was appointed artistic director at the Nemirovich-Danchenko Music Theater in Moscow, a post that allowed him to gain much experience in operatic repertory. He also began conducting the leading Russian orchestras and soon became a regular conductor at the Bolshoi. He traveled abroad, too, leading important operatic productions in Brussels, Vienna, and Munich.

In 1976 he was appointed principal conductor of the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, succeeding Kiril Kondrashin. During his 14-year stint in Moscow, Kitaenko made many recordings for the Soviet label Melodiya, his releases including the complete symphonies of Prokofiev, and various works by Shostakovich, Rachmaninov, and, surprisingly, Gershwin. In 1990 he left the Soviet Union for Western Europe, taking two conducting posts concurrently, the Bergen (Norway) Philharmonic Orchestra, where he served until 1998, and the Hessischen Rundfunk Orchestra, Frankfurt, a post he held until 1996.

Among Kitaenko's first recordings to be released in the west was a 1991 Prokofiev disc on the Chandos label containing Alexander Nevsky and the Scythian Suite, made with the Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra and Choir. After 1998, Kitaenko regularly began appearing as a guest conductor in Europe, Japan, and the U.S. In the new century he has made a number of successful recordings, including the 2001 cycle of the five Prokofiev piano concertos, with his former Frankfurt orchestra and pianist Vladimir Krainev on the Elektra label. In 2005, Kitaenko finished recording the 15 symphonies of Shostakovich, and the set was issued on the Capriccio label to a quite favorable critical response. Read less
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  • 1.
    Sergei Prokofiev: Concertos For Piano And Orchestra, Nos. 1-5
    Label: Melodiya   Catalog: 2227 Release Date: 06/10/2014   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Sergei Prokofiev
    Performer:  Vladimir Krainev
    Conductor:  Dmitri Kitayenko
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  • 2.
    Mozart, Grieg & Telemann
    Label: Preiser Records   Catalog: 90815 Release Date: 04/08/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Georg Philipp Telemann,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Edvard Grieg
    Performer:  Patrick DeRitis,  Karl-Heinz Schutz,  Florian Zwiauer
    Conductor:  Dmitri Kitayenko
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  • 3.
    Tchaikovsky: Symphonie No.7, Piano Concerto No 3 / Kitayenko, Gurzenich Orchestra
    Label: Oehms   Catalog: 672 Release Date: 03/25/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    Performer:  Lilya Zilberstein
    Conductor:  Dmitri Kitayenko
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gurzenich Orchester Koln
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    Teldec - 50-CD Collection
    Label: Teldec   Catalog: 643851 Release Date: 11/19/2013   Number of Discs: 50
    Composer:  Béla Bartók,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Antonín Dvorák,  Franz Joseph Haydn  ... 
    Performer:  András Schiff,  Josef Protschka,  Barbara Bonney,  Edita Gruberova  ... 
    Conductor:  Iván Fischer,  Nikolaus Harnoncourt,  Carlo Rizzi,  Reinbert De Leeuw  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Festival Orchestra,  Chamber Orchestra of Europe,  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra  ... 
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    Tschaikowsky: Symphonie Nr. 4; Capriccio Italien
    Label: Oehms   Catalog: 671 Release Date: 11/19/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    Conductor:  Dmitri Kitayenko
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gurzenich Orchester Koln
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    Khrennikov: Symphonies; Concertos / Svetlanov, USSR State Academic Symphony Orchestra
    Label: Melodiya   Catalog: 1002086 Release Date: 09/10/2013   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Tikhon Khrennikov
    Performer:  Vadim Repin,  Valetin Feigin,  Mikhail Khomitser,  Tikhon Khrennikov Jr.  ... 
    Conductor:  Yevgeny Svetlanov,  Maxim Shostakovich,  Dmitri Kitayenko
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ussr State Academic Orchestra,  Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Academic Symphony Orchestra Of The Moscow State Philharmonic  ... 
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  • 7.
    Stravinsky: Les Ballets Russes
    Label: Melodiya   Catalog: 1001990 Release Date: 06/11/2013   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Igor Stravinsky
    Conductor:  Dmitri Kitayenko,  Pierre Boulez,  Vladimir Fedoseyev
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra,  Moscow Conservatory Symphony Orchestra,  USSR State Symphony Orchestra
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    Stravinsky: L'Oiseau De Feu / Kitayenko, Moscow Philharmonic Symphony
    Label: Melodiya   Catalog: 1001734 Release Date: 05/14/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Igor Stravinsky
    Conductor:  Dmitri Kitayenko
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
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    Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2; Mazurkas; Waltz / Kissin, Kitayenko, Moscow Philharmonic
    Label: Melodiya   Catalog: 1001994 Release Date: 04/09/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
    Performer:  Evgeni Kissin
    Conductor:  Dmitri Kitayenko
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 2, Rococo Variations, Andante Cantabile / Elschenbroich, Kitayenko
    Label: Oehms   Catalog: 669 Release Date: 01/29/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    Performer:  Leonard Elschenbroich
    Conductor:  Dmitri Kitayenko
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Gürzenich Orchestra
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    Grieg: Piano Concertos & Lyric Pieces / Andsnes
    Label: Virgin Classics   Catalog: 322862 Release Date: 01/08/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Edvard Grieg
    Performer:  Leif Ove Andsnes
    Conductor:  Dmitri Kitayenko
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 12.
    Piano Treasures
    Label: Erato   Catalog: 2639 Release Date: 09/25/2012   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Sergei Rachmaninov,  Frédéric Chopin,  Franz Liszt,  Robert Schumann  ... 
    Performer:  Jean-Bernard Pommier,  Francois-René Duchable,  György Cziffra,  Leif Ove Andsnes  ... 
    Conductor:  Lawrence Foster,  Michel Plasson,  György Cziffra,  Mariss Jansons  ... 
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  • 13.
    Dedicated to the International Tchaikovsky Competition
    Label: Melodiya   Catalog: 1001860 Release Date: 02/14/2012   Number of Discs: 5
    Composer:  Franz Liszt,  Felix Mendelssohn,  Johannes Brahms,  Franz Joseph Haydn  ... 
    Performer:  Van Cliburn,  Valery Klimov,  A. Amentaeva,  Natalia Shakhovskaya  ... 
    Conductor:  Maxim Shostakovich,  Mark Ermler,  B. Haikin,  Kiril Kondrashin  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  State Academic Bolshoi Theatre Sextet
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  • 14.
    Ultimate Piano Concerto Collection (W/Cdrom) (Box)
    Label: Brilliant Classics   Catalog: 9098 Release Date: 11/15/2011   Number of Discs: 30
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Felix Mendelssohn,  Frédéric Chopin,  Edvard Grieg  ... 
    Performer:  Derek Han,  Evgeni Kissin,  Karin Lechner,  Klára Würtz  ... 
    Conductor:  Paul Freeman,  Stephen Gunzenhauser,  Dmitri Kitayenko,  Eduardo Marturet  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Israel Chamber Orchestra,  Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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    Rachmaninov Edition: Complete Works
    Label: Brilliant Classics   Catalog: 9071 Release Date: 09/27/2011   Number of Discs: 28
    Composer:  Sergei Rachmaninov,  Felix Mendelssohn,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Fritz Kreisler  ... 
    Performer:  Earl Wild,  Olga Lutsiv-Ternovskaya,  Leonid Bomstein,  Viacheslav Pochapsky  ... 
    Conductor:  Jascha Horenstein,  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky,  Leonard Slatkin,  Valeri Polyanskii  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra,  London Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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    Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1; Schumann: Piano Concerto / Virsaladze, Kitayenko, Moscow Philharmonic
    Label: Melodya   Catalog: 1001819 Release Date: 06/14/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Frédéric Chopin,  Robert Schumann
    Performer:  Eliso Virsaladze
    Conductor:  Dmitri Kitayenko
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    Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 6 / Kitajenko, Gurzenich-orchester Koln
    Label: Oehms   Catalog: 666 Release Date: 04/26/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    Conductor:  Dmitri Kitayenko
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Gürzenich Orchestra
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    Rachmaninov: Aleko; Rimsky-korsakov: Kashchey The Immortal
    Label: Video Artists International   Catalog: 4527 Release Date: 10/19/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Rachmaninov,  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
    Performer:  Evgeny Nesterenko,  Konstantin Pluzhnikov
    Conductor:  Dmitri Kitayenko,  A. Trifonov
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow State Symphony Orchestra,  Shostakovich Leningrad Orchesta
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    Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony / Kitayenko, Cologne Gurzenich Orchestra
    Label: Oehms   Catalog: 665 Release Date: 06/29/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    Conductor:  Dmitri Kitayenko
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Gürzenich Orchestra
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    Zen Piano
    Label: Erato   Catalog: 28435 Release Date: 05/18/2010   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Domenico Scarlatti,  Franz Joseph Haydn,  Franz Schubert,  Felix Mendelssohn  ... 
    Performer:  Mikhail Pletnev,  David Levine,  Aldo Ciccolini,  Leif Ove Andsnes  ... 
    Conductor:  Mikhail Pletnev,  Dmitri Kitayenko,  Libor Pesek,  Richard Hickox  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Grieg Trio,  Nash Ensemble
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  • 21.
    Liszt, Grieg: Piano Concertos / Kitayenko, Andsnes, Bergen
    Label: Virgin Classics   Catalog: 86355 Release Date: 10/20/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Liszt,  Edvard Grieg
    Performer:  Leif Ove Andsnes
    Conductor:  Dmitri Kitayenko
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 22.
    The Legend Of The Orchestra
    Label: Virgin Classics   Catalog: 94539 Release Date: 10/20/2009   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Jacques Offenbach,  Modest Mussorgsky,  Alexander Borodin,  Ralph Vaughan Williams  ... 
    Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan,  Sir Charles Mackerras,  Georges Prętre,  Christopher Warren-Green  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra,  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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    The Sound Of Scandinavia / Marriner, Brown, Dorati, Barbirolli, Berglund, Et Al
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 68161 Release Date: 05/19/2009   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Niels Gade,  Franz Berwald,  Armas Järnefelt,  Carl Nielsen  ... 
    Performer:  Marian Migdal,  Barbara Hendricks,  Roland Pöntinen,  Solveig Kringelborn  ... 
    Conductor:  Johan Hye-Knudsen,  Ulf Björlin,  Paavo Berglund,  Stig Westerberg  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Danish Orchestra,  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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    Best Concertos 100
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 64739 Release Date: 03/24/2009   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Sergei Rachmaninov,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Frédéric Chopin  ... 
    Performer:  Mikhail Pletnev,  Jean-Bernard Pommier,  Christian Zacharias,  Francois-René Duchable  ... 
    Conductor:  Libor Pesek,  Lawrence Foster,  Hans Vonk,  Michel Plasson  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Hallé Orchestra,  Dresden Staatskapelle  ... 
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    Prokofiev: Violin Concertos, Etc / Anne Akiko Meyers
    Label: Rca Victor Red Seal   Catalog: 68353 Release Date: 02/18/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Prokofiev
    Performer:  Anne Akiko Meyers
    Conductor:  Dmitri Kitayenko
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra
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