Claude Debussy - Boris Tchaikovsky - Carl Maria von Weber Concerto
NEOS 20905 November 2009
The ‘Large Symphony Orchestra of Moscow Radio’ was founded in 1930, its extensive and wide-reaching interpretations of the work of Tchaikovsky leading to it being renamed in 1993 to ‘Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra Moscow’. Its ongoing relationship with renowned chief conductors and guest conductors helped the orchestra achieve an international reputation. The artistic development of the orchestra has been considerably influenced by figures such as Alexander Orlov (founder and the first Chief Conductor of the Orchestra), Leopold Stokowski, Evgeny Mravinsky, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Lorin Maazel, Kurt Mazur and Vladimir Fedoseyev, who since 1974 has been the Chief Conductor of the Orchestra. It was Fedoseyev who developed the specific melodic and emotional style that makes the sound of this orchestra so immediately recognisable and which has helped it garner praise throughout the world. Along with the Classical and Romantic repertoire, the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra Moscow has played many contemporary works, and numerous composers have entrusted the orchestra with the premiers of their works. The orchestra is a regular guest at the most important European festivals and concert halls; tours have taken it to the USA, Japan, Korea and China.