Joan and the Bells - Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 2 (2003)

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Russian National Orchestra

Alexander Vedernikov

1429 was the 92nd year of the Hundred Years' War. Three generations of French had been bloodied in the disasters of Crecy, Poitiers and Agincourt.  In the spring of that year an illiterate peasandt girl told first the Governor of her region and then the Dauphin, that she had been chosen by God to drive the English back to their shores. She was given a few soldiers and sent to join the defense of Orleans. She led the French army to Victory.

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Russian National Orchestra

The Russian National Orchestra was founded in 1990 by pianist and conductor Mikhail Pletnev and is today recognized as one of the world’s top orchestras.  Maintaining an active international tour schedule, the RNO appears throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas, and is a frequent visitor to major festivals such as Edinburgh, Shanghai and the BBC Proms.  The orchestra presents its own RNO Grand Festival each September to open the Moscow season, and is founding orchestra of Festival del Sole, held every July in California’s Napa Valley.

RNO concerts are regularly aired on National Public Radio in the United States, the European Broadcasting Union, and Russia's Kultura channel.  The orchestra's critically acclaimed discography, launched with a 1991 CD cited as the best recording of Tchaikovsky’s Pathéthiquein history, now numbers more than 80 recordings, with conductors that include Founder and Music Director Mikhail Pletnev, Vladimir Jurowski, Kent Nagano, Vasily Petrenko and Carlo Ponti. 

Alexander Vedernikov

Alexander Vedernikov is one of the most promising Russian conductors of the young generation. He studied at the Moscow Conservatory and in 1988 joined the Stanislavsky Theatre Moscow where he conducted many opera’s with great success. In the 2001/2002 season he became Chief Conductor and Music Director of the Bolshoi Theatre Moscow. Alexander Vedernikov conducted the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, the Russian State Symphony Orchestra and is a regular guest with the Russian National Orchestra. 
He gave many concerts with the Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra in Russia and toured with them in Germany, Austria and the UK. He also conducted at opera houses such as the Metropolitan New York, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the Semper Opera Dresden and La Scala. Alexander Vedernikov worked as guest conductor with many orchestras like The Philharmonia Orchestra, the London Philharmonic, the Budapest Festival Orchestra and the Montreal Symphony.

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Joan and the Bells - Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 2 (2003)

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Russian National Orchestra

Mastering Engineer: Erdo Groot
Producer: Job Maarse
Recording Engineer: Erdo Groot, Roger de Schot, Mario Nozza
Recording location: Maison de la Culture de Bourges France
Recording Software: Pyramix
Recording Type & Bit Rate: DSD64

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Judgment
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Joan in her chamber
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The square at Rouen
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Montagues and Capulets
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Juliet, the young girl
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Friar Laurence
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Dance
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Romeo at Juliet's before parting
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Dance of the Antilles girls
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Romeo at Juliet's grave
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