Russian Classics Vol. 1 Out Now September 01 2017

Ahead of Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra's performance at the 2017 BBC Proms, the Mariinsky Label is proud to announce the first in a series of compilations celebrating the finest Russian Classical music. 

Russian Classics looks at some of the most famous music the country has to offer, such as Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, the powerful finale of Shostakovich Symphony No. 5 and Rachmaninov's beautiful Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. It's now available to listen to on Apple Music or to download from iTunes.

For his appearance at this year's Proms, Gergiev has curated a programme of music by Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev and Shostakovich to mark the Centenary of the Russian. You can book tickets now via the BBC website. Gergiev and the Mariinsky will also return to London in October for performances of music by Stravinsky and Rimsky-Korsakov at Cadogan Hall.

To view the Mariinsky Label catalogue on Apple Music, click here