The USSR State Symphony Orchestra

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The USSR State Symphony Orchestra

Musical Director - Yevgeni Svetlanov

The orchestra was founded in 1936 as the USSR State Symphony Orchestra, with Alexander Gauk as its first music director. The orchestra changed its name after the dissolution of the Soviet Union. The orchestra's longest serving music director was Evgeny Svetlanov, from 1965 to 2000. Svetlanov's tenure ended with his controversial dismissal by Russia's minister of culture, Mikhail Shvydkoi, who had accused Svetlanov of spending excessive time conducting outside of Russia. In 2005, the orchestra officially acquired the additional name of Svetlanov Symphony Orchestra. The orchestra now has the formal name, in English of the State Academic Symphony Orchestra "Evgeny Svetlanov".

With: Vladimir Verbitsky, Valery Klimov, Lyubov Timofeeva

Australian Tour 1986

Size 245 x 330 mm Information on Orchestra
Condition: Used Good 7/10 Cover has small dog ear bottom right

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