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Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra (Symphony Orchestra)
Ensemble Soloists of Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra (Chamber Orchestra)

Founded: December 30, 1780 - Moscow, Russia

The Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra has a long and distinguished history dating back to its origins in 1776 as an ensemble of 13 musicians who accompanied singers in the first permanent theatrical troupe in Moscow. The orchestra has taken part in the premieres of numerous ballets and operas that would later form the Russian canon, including those of Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Prokofiev, and Dmitri Shostakovich. The Bolshoi Theater Orchestra is now made up of some 200 players, most of whom trained at the Bolshoi Musical Academy. In addition to regular work in Moscow, the orchestra has performed in Japan, England, the USA, and Europe. The first-desk players of each section of the orchestra perform in the chamber group Ensemble of the Soloists of the Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra.

See also: Bolshoi Theater Chamber Orchestra

Source: All Music Guide Website (Author: Robert Adelson)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (June 2012)

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Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

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Works

Alexander Lazarov

Orchestra

Selections from BWV 232, BWV 244, BWV 248 [w/ soprano Valentina Levko]

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