Discography

Mikhail Pletnev, conductor

The pianist, conductor, and composer Mikhail Pletnev is one of the most respected and influential Russian artists worldwide. His genius as an "all-round" musician has enchanted audiences around the globe since he won the Gold Medal at the Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition in Moscow in 1978, at the age of 21. Two years later, Pletnev made his début as a conductor. In 1988, he was invited by Mikhail Gorbachev to perform at the superpower summit in Washington. In 1990, he founded the Russian National Orchestra, with many of the country's finest musicians joining the ensemble. Under his leadership, in a few short years the Russian National Orchestra achieved towering stature among the world's orchestras. In 1991, it became the first Russian orchestra to perform at the Vatican, in a private concert for Pope John Paul II. Pletnev describes the Russian National Orchestra as his greatest joy and continues to serve as its Artistic Director and Principal Conductor today.

Pletnev's performances and recordings on Deutsche Grammophon and other labels have shown him to be an outstanding interpreter of an extensive repertoire, both as pianist and conductor. His recordings have earned numerous prizes, including a 2005 Grammy Award for the CD of Prokofiev's Cinderella in his own arrangement for two pianos. He received two further Grammy nominations for other piano recordings. Pletnev's compositions include works for orchestra, piano, strings, and voices. His unrivalled transcriptions for piano of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite and Sleeping Beauty were selected for the 1998 anthology "Great Pianists of the 20th Century" (Philips Classics).


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Discography



Peter Tchaikovsky
The Nutcracker
(Complete recording)
Russian National Orchestra
Mikhail Pletnev, conductor
ODE 1180-2D

Released 08/2011

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Peter Tchaikovsky
Swan Lake
(Complete recording)
Russian National Orchestra
Mikhail Pletnev, conductor
ODE 1167-2D (2CD)

Released 03/2010

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