Aleksandr Gauk

Aleksandr Vassilievich Gauk was a Russian/Soviet conductor and composer.
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Born:
Aleksandr Vassilievich Gauk was born on 15 August 1893 Odessa, Ukraine
Age at Death:
70 yars old (30 March 1963) in Moscow
Legal name: Aleksandr Vassilievich Gauk
Nationality: Russian

From 1923 to 1931 – Leningrad Theatre of Opera and Ballet
From 1930 to 1934, he was chief conductor of the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra.
From 1934 to 1936 – Symphony Orchestra of Soviet (Moscow) Philharmony
From 1936 to 1941 USSR State Symphony Orchestra
From 1953 to 1963 conductor of the Large Symphony orchestra of Soviet radio and Central TV

Alexander Gauk discography:

CD 1 [71:47]
DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH (1906-75)
Symphony No. 5 in D minor Op. 47
1. Moderato 15:19
2. Allegretto 4:53
3. Largo 13:26
4. Allegro non troppo
SERGEI RACHMANINOFF
3 Russian Folk Songs, for Chorus & Orchestra Op. 41
5. Across the River 4:01
6. O Vanya, you bold fellow 5:05
7. Powder and Paint 3:39

USSR State Radio & TV Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
Evegeny Kibkalo, baritone

CD 2 [72:50]
DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH (1906-75)
Symphony No. 11 in G minor Op. 103, “The Year 1905”
1. Adagio, “The Palace Square” 14:23
2. Allegro “January” 17:27
3. Adagio, “In Memoriam” 12:01
4. Allegro non troppo, “Tocsin” 14:01
NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV (1844-1908)
5. The Song of Oleg the Wise Op. 58 (Pesn’ o veshchem Olege), for 2 male voices, men’s chorus & Orchest 14:55

USSR State Radio & TV Symphony Orchestra (1-4)
Small Symphony Orchestra & Male Chorus of the All-Union State Radio (5)
Dmitri Tarkhov, tenor (5)
Konstantin Polyaev, bass (5)

CD 3 [64:44]
ARAM KHACHATURIAN (1903 – 1978)
SPARTACUS, Suite
1. Introduction and Dance of the Nymphs 5:15
2. Introduction, Adagio of Aegina and Harmodius 5:04
3. Variations of Aegina and Bacchanalia 3:21
4. Scene and Dance with Crotala 3:57
5. Sword Dance of the Young Thracians 1:54
6. Spartacus proclaimed Leader 2:48
7. Death of the Gladiator 4:41
8. The uprising of the slaves 3:37
9. Via Appia and Dance of the Shepherd and Shepherdesses 3:11
10. Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia 9:05
11. Dance of the Gaditanian Maidens and Victory of Spartacus 6:40
MIKHAIL GLINKA (1804-57)
12. Premiere Polka, in B flat major 6:46
13. Kamarinskaya 6:28

Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra (1-11) • Grand Symphony Orchestra (12)
USSR State Radio & TV Symphony Orchestra (13)

CD 4 [59:50]
ARAM KHACHATURIAN (1903 – 1978)
Symphony No. 1 in E minor
1. Andante-maestoso con passione-allegro ma non troppo 18:52
2. Adagio sostenuto 12:25
3. Allegro risoluto 11:08
MIKHAIL GLINKA (1804-57)
4. ”Memory of Friendship”,Theme & Variations on Nocturne in F major of Johann Nepomuk Hummel 15:28
5. Patriotic Song 1:53

CD 5 [75:39]
NIKOLAI MYASKOVSKY (1881-1950)
Symphony No. 17 in G sharp minor Op. 41
1. Lento-allegro molto agitato 16:50
2. Lento assai-andantino ma non troppo 13:44
3. Allegro poco vivace 5:06
4. Andante-allegro molto animato 9:53
SERGEY PROKOFIEV (1891-1953)
5. Flourish, Mighty Homeland Op. 114, Cantata for Chorus & Orchestra 7:26
6. Russian Overture Op. 72 13:04
NIKOLAI PAVLOVICH IVANOV-RADKEVICH (1904-62)
7. Russian Overture

CD 6 [74:07]
PYOTR IL’YICH TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-93)
The Seasons, 10 excerpts, Op. 37
1. No. 1 January, At the Fireplace 7:07
2. No. 2 Fabruary, Carnival 2:58
3. No. 12, December,Christmas 5:16
4. No. 9, September, Hunting Song 2:51
5. No. 3, March, Song of the Lark 1:45
6. No. 6, June,Barcarolle 5:19
7. No. 7, July, Song of the Reapers 2:02
8. No. 10, October, Autumn Song 4:41
9. No. 11, November, Troika 2:54
10. No. 4, April, Snowdrop 3:30
11. MILI BALAKIREV: Islamey (orchestration Alfredo Casella) 8:46
ALEXANDER GLAZUNOV (1865-1936)
12. Spring, Musical Picture in D major Op. 34 9:59
13. Waltz in D major Op. 42 No. 3 3:46
ANTON STEPANOVICH ARENSKY (1861-1906)
14. March, in memory of Suvorov 4:43
15. In the Fields, from: Characteristic Pieces for Piano, Op. 36 No. 24 4:46
16. Waltz in F major, from: 6 Children’s Pieces Op. 34 3:34

CD 7 [58:51]
PYOTR IL’YICH TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-93)
HAMLET, incidental music for soprano, baritone & orchestra, Op. 67a
1. Overture 9:38
2. Moderato assai 1:24
3. Allegro vivo 0:22
4. Moderato assai 0:31
5. Allegro giusto ed agitato 3:19
6. Allegro semplice 3:21
7. Fanfare 0:24
8. Andante quasi allegretto 4:27
9. Andante non troppo 6:36
10. Andantino “Elsinore”, Mad Scene 2:48
11. Andantino 0:55
12. Marcia, moderato assai 4:48
13. Allegro giusto 0:22
14. Allegro risoluto ma non troppo 0:50
15. FATUM, Tone-poem for orchestra Op. Posth. 77 18:56

CD 8 [70:10]
PYOTR IL’YICH TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-93)
SNEGOUROTCHKA, SNOW MAIDEN, incidental music to the Ostrovsky Play, Op. 12
1. Introduction 5:15
2. Bird’s Choir & Dance 7:16
3. Monologue of Frost 4:04
4. Shrovetide Procession Chorus 6:24
5. Melodrama 2:09
6. 1st Act Entr’acte 1:31
7. 2nd Act Entr’acte 2:57
8. Choir of the Blind Gusli-players 5:07
9. Melodrama 4:12
10. Chorus of People & Courtiers 2:35
11. Girl’s Round Dance 4:16
12. Dance of the Tumblers 4:21
13. Brusillo’s Song 2:01
14. Appearance of the Forest Spirit and Apparition of the false Snow Maiden 0:50
15. 3rd Act Entr’acte 2:45
16. Declamation of the Fairy of Spring 6:05
17. Tsar Berendey’s March and Choir 6:10
18. Finale 2:06

CD 9 [68:38]
FRANZ LISZT (1811-86)
Eine Faust-Symphonie/Faust Symphony, version without chorus
1. Faust 25:00
2. Gretchen 16:19
3. Mephistopheles 16:22
PAUL DUKAS (1865-1935)
4. L’apprenti sorcier (The Sorcerer’s Apprentice) 10:53

CD 10 [71:56]
1. LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: Overture Coriolan 8:16
2. FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Overture Ruy Blas 7:18
3. GEORGES BIZET: Patrie, Overture Op. 19 11:15
4. ALFREDO CASELLA: Italia, Rapsodia per orchestra 18:07
5. GEORGE ENESCU: Romanian Rhapsody No. 1 11:16
DARIUS MILHAUD (1892–1974)
6. Animé 1:36
7. Tres moderé 1:49
8. Moderé 1:54
9. Vif 1:09
10. Moderé
11. Vif 1:02
12. Lent 2:10
13. Vif 4:13

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