The Russian National Orchestra has been in demand throughout the music world ever since its 1990 Moscow premiere. Of the orchestra’s 1996 debut at the BBC Proms in London, the Evening Standard wrote, “They played with such captivating beauty that the audience gave an involuntary sigh of pleasure.”
The first Russian orchestra to perform at the Vatican and in Israel, the RNO maintains an active international tour schedule, appearing in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Guest artists performing with the RNO on tour include conductors Vladimir Jurowski, Nicola Luisotti, Antonio Pappano, Alan Gilbert and Carlo Ponti, and soloists Martha Argerich, Yefim Bronfman, Lang Lang, Pinchas Zukerman, Sir James Galway and Joshua Bell, among many others. Popular with radio audiences worldwide, RNO concerts are regularly aired by National Public Radio in the United States and by the European Broadcasting Union.
The orchestra has made several recordings for PENTATONE. The RNO’s recording of Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf and Beintus’s Wolf Tracks, conducted by Kent Nagano and narrated by Sophia Loren, Bill Clinton and Mikhail Gorbachev, received a 2004 Grammy Award, making the RNO the first Russian orchestra to win the recording industry’s highest honor. The orchestra’s Shostakovich cycle on PENTATONE is widely acclaimed as “the most exciting cycle of the Shostakovich symphonies to be put down on disc, and easily the best recorded” (SACD.net).
A regular visitor to the Schleswig-Holstein, Gstaad and Rheingau festivals, the RNO is also the founding orchestra of Napa Valley Festival del Sole, Festival of the Arts BOCA in Florida, and the Singapore Sun Festival, and resident orchestra for multiple seasons of the Tuscan Sun Festival in Cortona, Italy.
In recognition of both its artistry and path-breaking structure, the Russian Federation recently awarded the RNO the first ever grant to a non-government orchestra.
Photo by: RNO
Prokofiev Peter and the Wolf - Beintus Wolf Tracks
Prokofiev Pedro y el lobo - Beintus Las Huellas del Lobo
Gordon Getty - Joan and the bells & Serge Prokofiev - Romeo and Juliet
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto & Piano Concerto
Frédéric Chopin & Carl Loewe - Piano Concertos
Prokofiev - Khachaturian - Shostakovich - Russian Ballet Suites
Sergei Taneyev - At the reading of a psalm
Sergei Prokofiev - The 2 Violin Concertos & Sonata for Violin Solo
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Symphony No.6 in B minor, Op.74 "Pathétique" Capriccio italien, Op.45
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Symphony No.5 in E minor, Op.64 Francesca da Rimini, Op.32
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 in F minor Op. 36 Romeo and Juliet
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Symphony No.3 in D Major, Op.29 Coronation March
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 2 in C Minor Op. 17 "Little Russian" Symphony No. 2 in C Minor
Tchaikovsky - Suite No.3 in G, Op. 55 & Stravinsky - Divertimento
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 13 "Winter Daydreams" Marche Slave Op. 31
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade Capriccio espagnol Neapolitan Song
Dmitri Shostakovich - Symphonies Nos. 1 & 6
Dmitri Shostakovich - Symphony No. 11 "The Year 1905"
Maurice Ravel & Serge Prokofiev - Piano Concertos & Schlimé - 3 Improvisations
Prokofiev - Symphony No. 5 & "Ode to the End of the War"
Dmitri Shostakovich - Symphony No. 8
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Violin concerto - Sérénade mélancolique - Valse - Souvenir d'un lieu cher
Dmitri Shostakovich - Symphonies Nos. 5&9 Op.47&Op.70
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Orchestral Suites
Tchaikovsky - Hamlet & Romeo and Juliet
Dmitri Shostakovich - Symphony No.15 & Hamlet
Modeste Moussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition & Night on the Bare Mountain
Khachaturian-Prokofiev-Glazunov - Russian Violin Concertos
Gordon Getty - Young America Choral Works
In Memoriam Yakov Kreizberg
Tchaikovsky - Manfred Symphony
Shostakovich - Symphony No. 7
Pentatone Limited - Creating Timeless Classics
Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev - DE PROFUNDIS Compositions for orchestra and choir
Scriabin - Symphony No. 1 & The Poem of Ecstasy
Tchaikovsky The Symphonies and Manfred
Tchaikovsky Selections (Coronation March / Capriccio Italien / Francesca da Rimini / Romeo and Juliet / Slavonic March)
Khachaturian / Prokofiev / Glazunov - Russian Violin Concertos
Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto in D / Sérénade mélancolique / Valse-Scherzo / Souvenir d'un lieu cher
Bach / Hilarion - Ich ruf' zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ
Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev
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03 January 2016
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03 November 2015
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14 October 2015
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25 August 2015
"Pletnev's pace and grasp of the sonic landscape are bang on the money, and the members of the orchestr...
20 August 2015
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21 July 2015
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14 July 2015
"...this performance is both fluid and taut, the music’s colours gleaming and shimmering… an ...
13 July 2015
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11 July 2015
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10 July 2015
"It is very much to be hoped that this superb recording is a fore-runner of a complete SACD cycle of the Sc...
07 July 2015
"By the end of the evening, the audience was thoroughly blown away and their hands were throbbing...
03 July 2015
"Heavens, what an experience. In fact I’m certain you won’t hear a more powerful or persuasive...
08 June 2015
"This new recording with Paavo Järvi and the same orchestra has keen competition, but it holds up well....
06 June 2015
"That neglect is remedied with this overwhelming performance, as orgiastic as the composer might have wished....
05 June 2015
"There need be no reservations as to the quality of the performance and interpretation; this is now a leading...
19 May 2015
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15 May 2015
"Järvi and his engineers offer ruthless clarity and precision, exposing a rogue E flat clarinet with a f...
29 April 2015
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25 April 2015
"Powerful, Rhythmic Interpretation of the most popular symphony by Shostakovich, that reveals the whole tragi...
21 April 2015
"An unaffected, deeply humanising Seventh; quite possibly the best thing Paavo Järvi has ever done."...
02 April 2015
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05 March 2014
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