Brilliant Classics Historic Russian Archive Edition
Over the years the Soviet Union has produced a large number of outstanding musicians, composers and performers alike. Especially the twentieth century has proved extremely fruitful in this respect. In spite of the Cold War and restrictions on travelling quite a few names became legendary in the West as well. Like Sviatoslov Richter, Emils Gilels and David Oistrakh. Or multiple talent Mstislav Rostropovich whose defection together with his wife Galina Vishnevskaya attracted a lot of attention at the time.
The archive of the Soviet broadcasting company contains a vast amount of recordings made for radio by outstanding musicians: gems still to be discovered. Brilliant Records is proud to issue many of these historical radio recordings on CD as part of our Historical Russian Archives. This series has proved to be particularly popular with our customers.
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