Melodiya box with historic recordings
On the occasion of the 'Lifetime Achievement Award' of the 'International Classical Music Awards' (ICMA) and Dimitri Kitaenko's upcoming 75th birthday, the Russian label Melodiya publishes a box of 6 CDs with historic recordings from Moscow, made between 1973 and 1984. In most cases Kitaenko conducts the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra whose Music Director he was from 1976 to 1990. The box contains symphonic music as well as choir works, notably Puccini's Messa di Gloria, the German Requiem by Johannes Brahms and Rachmaninov's 'The Bells'. The box wants to show Kitajenko first of all as a conductor of non-Russian music which stood usually on his concert programs in Moscow.
The CD box will be officially presented on 28 March at the ICMA Award Ceremony in Ankara.
Edvard Grieg: Holberg Suite Op. 40, Arcangelo Corelli: Suite for Strings No. 7, Op.5 ; Ottorino Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances (Suite No. 3); Giacomo Puccini: Messa di Gloria; Johannes Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem; Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphonie No.10, Op. 93; Gaetano Donizetti: Miserere; Sergei Rachmaninov: The Bells; Sergei Prokofiev: Symphonie No. 1, Op. 25; Richard Strauss: Tanzsuite nach Couperin; Pyotr Tchaikovsky: Concert Fantasia for piano and orchestra, Op. 56
Nadezha Krasnaya, Sergei Larin, Sergei Leiferkus, Alexander Vedernikov, Igor Zhukopv…; The Choir of he LatvianPhilharmonic Society, The State Republican Choir Yury Yurlov, The Latvian State Academic Choir, The Bolshoi Choir, Moscow Chamber Philharmonic, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, The USSR Academic Symphony Orchestra; Dmitrij Kitajenko
6 CD Melodiya MEL CD 10 02320; 1973 -1984 (373')