A Tribute to Rudolf Barshai (20 CD set)

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Sir Thomas Allen
Zara Dolukhanova
Emil Gilels
Sviatoslav Knushevitsky
Leonid Kogan
Yevgeny Nesterenko
Tatiana Nikolayeva
David Oistrakh
Mstislav Rostropovich
Dmitri Shostakovich
Julian Sitkovetsky
Heinrich Talalyan


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Rudolf Barshai is one of the great Russian musicians of the twentieth century. Both as a viola player and conductor he worked with renowned figures such as Dmitri Shostakovich, Sviatoslav Richter, David Oistrakh, Mstislav Rostropovich, Leonid Kogan and Emil Gilels, and several composers wrote especially for his acclaimed ensemble, the Moscow Chamber Orchestra. After emigrating to the West, Rudolf Barshai became principal and guest conductor of many orchestras around the world. This CD box is a unique collection of never-before-published radio and studio recordings as well as live concerts from 1951 to 2012.