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the All-Union phonograph record firm of the Ministry of Culture of the USSR.

Melodiya was founded in 1964. The firm manages the creative and industrial enterprises and organizations that record, manufacture, and distribute records and cassette tapes. In 1973, the firm controlled creative studios that manufacture original molds for the production of the records, create original works for recording, and restore historical recordings of a documentary nature and other unique recordings of the past. These studios are located in Moscow, Leningrad, Rīga (branch in Tallinn), Vilnius, Tbilisi, Alma-Ata, and Tashkent. Melodiya has factories in the towns of Aprelevka in Moscow Oblast, Leningrad, Rīga, and Tashkent; the Aprelevka Order of Lenin Factory, which was founded in 1910 and produces about 65 million records annually, is the firm’s largest enterprise. The firm has record shops in Moscow, Leningrad, Kiev, Minsk, Rīga, Tashkent, Alma-Ata, Tbilisi, Sverdlovsk, Novosibirsk, Kuibyshev, Khabarovsk, Rostov-on-Don, and Aktiubinsk.

Every year, Melodiya issues about 1,200 new stereophonic and monophonic titles (including soft plastic records, issued as sepa-rate records and as “recorded pages”supplementing the journals Krugozor and Kolobok, and as appendixes to books and journals), with a total volume of 190-200 million records and around 1 million cassette tapes (1973). Once in two or three years, Melodiya publishes catalogs of all its records, and on a quarterly basis, catalogs of new recordings. Melodiya’s records and tapes are exported to more than 70 countries. Many of its recordings have won international prizes.


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E THE Russian Melodiya label was a familiar name in the LP era.
Beatles music was banned under the pretext of evil western intrusion in the Soviet Union, when the state record manufacturer Melodiya said, "musicians such as these, who have plunged to the depth of musical decline, do not deserve a place on Soviet records".
The Moscow concerts were recorded in the grand hall of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory and were issued in 1983 on a Melodiya LP (C90 18745 007).
My pastor Jiri Pumr had an unbelievable collection of records, for example the Brandenburg Concertos with Sviatoslav Richter on the Melodiya Label or the complete records of the St.
Kabalevsky, I would hazard a guess, first came to many people's attention when his Cello Concerto No 2 was recorded to accompany the HMV Melodiya Shostakovich Symphony No 7 (Leningrad) vinyl box set around 1970.
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As I started out saying, this disc, a part of BMG's whole reissued Melodiya cycle, may be relished most by Svetlanov admirers.
and the band's "New Jersey" album was the first western rock album officially released by Melodiya, the government label in the then-Soviet Union.
Several of Kosenko's works have been recorded by Melodiya, and he continues to be remembered for his piano music, especially his numerous etudes.