New York Times: A Rare Rhapsody and Other Russian Pleasures
A Rare Rhapsody and Other Russian Pleasures
Sorting out the world of Russian orchestras can seem like a trip down the rabbit hole. The young, energetic ensemble that performed at Alice Tully Hall on Monday evening was billed as the St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, a group directed by Alexander Titov but led here by Vladimir Lande, its principal guest conductor. But it is more properly the St. Petersburg State Academic Symphony Orchestra, a group founded in 1967 as the Orchestra of Ancient and Modern Music and known briefly (from 1985 until the end of the Soviet era) as the Leningrad State Orchestra.
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