Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra

Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra

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The Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra is an orchestra based in Moscow, Russia. It was founded in 1951 by Samuil Samosud, as the Moscow Youth Orchestra for young and inexperienced musicians, acquiring its current name in 1953. It is most associated with longtime conductor Kiril Kondrashin under whom it premiered Shostakovich's Fourth and Thirteenth symphonies as well as other works.

The Orchestra undertook a major tour of Japan with Kondrashin in April 1967 and CDs of the Japanese radio recordings have been made available on the Altus label.

Music directors

  • Yuri Simonov (1998–)
  • Mark Ermler (1996–1998)
  • Vassily Sinaisky (1991–1996)
  • Dmitri Kitaenko (1976–1990)
  • Kirill Kondrashin (1960–1975)
  • Samuil Samosud (1951–1957)


A TO Z OF CONDUCTORS Naxos Educational 8.558087-90 Ballet, Orchestral, Choral - Sacred MYASKOVSKY: Symphonies Nos. 24 and 25 Naxos 8.555376 Orchestral

PAVLOVA: Monolog / The Old New York Nostalgia / Sulamith (Suite) Naxos 8.557674 Orchestral

SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 7, "Leningrad" BIS BIS-CD-515 Orchestral

TISHCHENKO: Symphony No. 7, Op. 119 Naxos 8.557013 Orchestral

XENAKIS: DOX-ORKH / MIRA FORNES: Desde Tan Tien BIS BIS-CD-772 Concertos, Orchestral

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