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VALERI
POLYANSKY
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CHAN 9591M
Shostakovich
Cheryomushki
CHAN 10153M
Prokofiev
Ivan the Terrible/ Ballad of an Unknown Boy
CHAN 241-41M
Prokofiev
Cello Concertos
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BIOGRAPHY

After graduating from the Moscow State Conservatory, Valeri Polyansky studied opera and symphonic conducting under Odissey Dimitriada and later under Gennady Rozhdestvensky. He began his professional career conducting at the Bolshoi Theatre, and was appointed Principal Conductor of the Russian State Symphony Orchestra in 1992. He has been Artistic Director of the Russian State Symphonic Cappella for over twenty-five years and has led both ensembles in major productions throughout the world including Iceland, Finland, Turkey and the Far East. Under his direction their repertoire has been extended to embrace music from the baroque era through to that of contemporary composers of many nationalities. Among his numerous artistic achievements have been critically acclaimed performances of Eugene Onegin at the Gothenburg Musical Theatre and his appointment as Principal Conductor of the Opera Nights Festival in Gothenburg.

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CHAN 10025
Myaskovsky
Symphony No. 27 · Concerto for Cello and Orchestra

'This is, in short, one of the finest recordings to come my way in a good while, almost every bar g...
CHAN 10086
Arensky
Symphony No. 1 etc.

'But Polyansky's hearty and affectionate embrace leaves nothing to be desired, and his urgent account makes me wish he had given us b...
CHAN 10104
Rachmaninov
The Rock/ Prince Rostislav/ Scherzo/ Caprice bohémien/ Isle of the Dead

'Here is a tempting proposition for collectors who wish to explore Rachmanin...
CHAN 10153
Prokofiev
Ivan the Terrible/ Ballad of an Unknown Boy

' Prokofiev's score for Ivan the Terrible is some of the best film music ever written, fusing the composer...
CHAN 10180
Schnittke
Symphony No. 6/ Concerto grosso No. 2

'…it's just that the new recording, supervised by Polyansky himself, reproduces the orchestral detail in such su...
CHAN 10201
Cui
A Feast in Time of Plague etc.

'It is fluently done, with some entertaining orchestral invention which Polyansky and the players handle colourfully.'...
CHAN 10238
Glazunov
Symphony No. 6/ Characteristic Suite

'Now Polyansky handily fills the void with a warm and satisfying reading, again not as crisply set forth as Svetla...
CHAN 10264
Rachmaninov
The Miserly Knight

'It has long been available on disc, but this new one outshines predecessors in the sharpness of the orchestral playing and the qu...