Swan Lake and Carmen Suites

© RIO Archive
© RIO Archive

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky & Rodion Shchedrin
Studio recording
August 2022 // Bratislava, Slovakia
featuring Rachmaninoff International Orchestra and conductor Mikhail Pletnev

Born of a singular moment in history, the Rachmaninoff International Orchestra (RIO) embodies the vision of its founder and artistic director, Mikhail Pletnev, and his commitment to dismantling barriers through the universal language of music. In August 2022, the musicians of the RIO gathered in Bratislava for their debut recording under the baton of Mikhail Pletnev, on which they perform the Swan Lake Suite by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky in an arrangement of Mikhail Pletnev, and the Carmen Suite by Rodion Shchedrin after George Bizet, in honor of Shchedrin’s 90th birthday in 2022.

© EuroArts International
© EuroArts International

Released on March 15, 2024
by EuroArts International

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Swan Lake Suite (arr. Mikhail Pletnev)

Rodion Shchedrin
Carmen Suite (after Georges Bizet)


Rachmaninoff International Orchestra (RIO)
Mikhail Pletnev (Conductor)

Production Team

Executive Producers: Job Maarse (SFCRC), Sergey Markov (RIO) & Rick Walker (Foundation for Global Arts)
Recording Producer & Editing: Erdo Groot (Polyhymnia International B.V.)
Recording Engineers: Carl Schuurbiers & Tilman Dasbach (for Polyhymnia International B.V.)

A San Francisco Classical Recording Company Production in cooperation with Foundation for Global Arts

Recording Location

Moyzes Hall of Comenius University Bratislava, Slovakia
August 7-10, 2022