The Tchaikovsky Grand Symphony Orchestra (abbreviated as BSO), in 1930-1958 - the Orchestra of the All-Union Radio Committee (abbreviated as the VRK Orchestra), in 1958-91 - the Grand Symphony Orchestra of the All-Union Radio and Central Television), the modern name since 1993 - Russian symphony orchestra.
|Grand Symphony Orchestra named after Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky|
Founded in 1930 as an orchestra under the All-Union Committee on Radio Broadcasting (WRC), it was originally intended to broadcast live academic music. A huge role at the early stage of the formation of the orchestra was played by A. I. Orlov (chief conductor of the orchestra of the All-Russian Revolutionary Committee in 1930-37) and N. S. Golovanov (chief conductor of the orchestra of the All-Russian revolutionary committee in 1937–53). Under Golovanov, the collective acquired the status of one of the best Soviet symphony orchestras. Nationwide fame was promoted by many audio recordings of the orchestra (starting from 1938)  with the participation of leading Soviet musicians (for example, all Liszt's symphonic poems). In the 1960s, the first foreign tour of the orchestra took place.
Leopold Stokovsky , Eugene Mravinsky , Oscar Fried , Kurt Zanderling stood at the console of the conductor of the All-Union Radio Orchestra at different times, with Emil Gilels , Yuri Bashmet , Gidon Kremer and many other famous conductors and performers. For the first time, a number of compositions by D. Shostakovich, A. Khachaturian , B. Tchaikovsky , Sviridov , Taktakishvili and other contemporary composers were performed by BSO. In 1974, the orchestra was headed by V.I. Fedoseyev , under his direction the orchestra toured in different cities of the world, the team takes part in international festivals.
- 1930—1937 - A. I. Orlov
- 1937-1953 - N. S. Golovanov
- 1953-1961 - A.V. Gauk
- 1961-1974 - G. N. Rozhdestvensky
- from 1974 - V.I. Fedoseev
Famous Orchestra Musicians
- Vladimir Dosadin (1933-2012) - tubist
- Anatoly Lyubimov (born 1941) - oboe player
- Claudia Moreinis (1911-2001) - trombonist
- State Academic Bolshoi Symphony Orchestra named after P.I. Tchaikovsky. M., 2000.