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Russian Music (38)

"I wish to unite popular Russian song and good old Western fugue in holy matrimony" – Mikhaïl Ivanovitch Glinka

Russia's musical vitality during the 19th century is mainly due to the work of Mikhail Glinka, the first Russian composer of international fame. His influence quickly extends to the Group of Five, made up of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Modest Mussorgsky, Mili Balakirev, César Cui and Alexandre Borodin. In spite of a predilection for ballet music and piano, the Russian repertoire also offers milestones of symphonic and operatic music, as the work of Tchaikovsky demonstrates.

During the 20th century, the appearance of composers like Scriabin, Prokofiev and Shostakovich boosts the reputation of Russian music as an art of avant-garde. Their scores are performed by a generation of virtuoso musicians, including Mstislav Rostropovich, Vladimir Horowitz, Sviatoslav Richter, Emil Guilels and David Oïstrakh, followed by Valery Gergiev, Daniil Trifonov, Tugan Sokhiev, Anna Netrebko, Nikolai Lugansky and Vladimir Jurowski.

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Prokofiev's The Love for Three Oranges
Prokofiev's The Love for Three Oranges

Philippe Calvario (stage director), Tugan Sokhi...

opera
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The Glory of Russia – The Sights and Sounds of St. Petersburg
The Glory of Russia – The Sights and Sounds of St. Petersburg

Renée Fleming with Dmitri Hvorostovsky in the P...

concert
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La Bayadère by Marius Petipa, new staging by Yuri Grigorovich, music by Léon Minkus
La Bayadère by Marius Petipa, new staging by Yuri Grigorovich, music by Léon Minkus

Svetlana Zakharova (Nikiya), Vladislav Lantrato...

ballet
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Nutcracker by Patrice Bart after Marius Petipa, music by Tchaikovsky
Nutcracker by Patrice Bart after Marius Petipa, music by Tchaikovsky

Daniel Barenboim (conductor) – Staatsoper Berlin

ballet
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Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin
Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin

Dmitri Tcherniakov (stage director), Alexander ...

opera
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Ratmansky's Bolt, music by Shostakovich
Ratmansky's Bolt, music by Shostakovich

Corps de Ballet of the State Academic Bolshoi T...

ballet
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Sleeping Beauty by Marius Petipa, music by Tchaikovsky
Sleeping Beauty by Marius Petipa, music by Tchaikovsky

Alina Cojocaru (Princess Aurora), Federico Bone...

ballet
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The finest Russian musicians gathered around Yuri Temirkanov and Anna Netrebko
The finest Russian musicians gathered around Yuri Temirkanov and Anna Netrebko

2003 St. Petersburg Gala, celebrating the 300th...

concert
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Yuja Wang and Yuri Temirkanov perform Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 2
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Martha Argerich plays Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 3
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Valery Gergiev conducts Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 2, "Little Russia"
Valery Gergiev conducts Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 2, "Little Russia"

Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra. The complete Tchai...

concert
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Valery Gergiev conducts Prokofiev — Daniil Trifonov performs the 1st Piano Concerto
Valery Gergiev conducts Prokofiev — Daniil Trifonov performs the 1st Piano Concerto

Symphony Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theater — T...

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Grigory Sokolov plays Beethoven, Komitas, Prokofiev
Grigory Sokolov plays Beethoven, Komitas, Prokofiev

Recital at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées

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Stravinsky conducts Stravinsky: The Firebird, Symphony of Psalms
Stravinsky conducts Stravinsky: The Firebird, Symphony of Psalms

New Philharmonia Orchestra, Orchestre et Choeur...

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Sir Simon Rattle conducts Rimsky-Korsakov, Borodin and Mussorgsky
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Mussorgsky's Khovanshchina
Mussorgsky's Khovanshchina

Stein Winge (stage director), Michael Boder (mu...

opera
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Cinderella by Rudolf Nureyev, music by Sergei Prokofiev
Cinderella by Rudolf Nureyev, music by Sergei Prokofiev

Agnès Letestu (Cinderella), José Martinez (The ...

ballet
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Gennadi Rozhdestvensky conducts Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker
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Yuri Temirkanov conducts Berlioz and Tchaikovsky
Yuri Temirkanov conducts Berlioz and Tchaikovsky

St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra

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Sir Simon Rattle conducts Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Stravinsky, and Lincke — With Yefim Bronfman
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Vladimir Horowitz in Moscow
Vladimir Horowitz in Moscow

Vladimir Horowitz's legendary recital in Moscow...

concert
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Tchaikovsky's The Queen of Spades
Tchaikovsky's The Queen of Spades

Graham Vick (stage director), Sir Andrew Davis ...

opera
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Close Up, Shostakovich
Close Up, Shostakovich

A portrait

documentary
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Mariss Jansons and Hilary Hahn perform Weber, Shostakovich and Dvořák
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Yuri Temirkanov conducts Shostakovich's Symphony No. 10
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Denis Matsuev plays Schumann and Rachmaninov
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Serge Lifar, Leader of the Muses
Serge Lifar, Leader of the Muses

Twelve Choreographic Moments

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