Валентин Скобло

Real Name:
Валентин Аркадьевич Скобло (Valentin Arkadievich Skoblo)
Profile:
Valentin Skoblo (b. 1932), or Валентин Скобло, was a renowned Soviet sound engineer, specialized in classical repertoire. For many years, he worked at Melodiya studios, collaborating with numerous notable performers and composers, such as Dmitri Shostakovich, Mstislav Rostropovich, and Yehudi Menuhin. Since the early nineties, Skoblo had been living in Toronto, Canada with his family.

During the World War II, his brother and both parents died at Minsk Ghetto. Valentin, who was 12 years old at the time, survived thanks to a clandestine rescue operation, organized by Michail Gebelev, one of Nazi resistance leaders, and local official Vasily Orlov, who accommodated Jewish kids under fake names in various Soviet orphanages. After the war, Skoblo moved to Moscow, where he graduated from the Moscow Conservatory and started working as a classical sound engineer for Melodia, the only record label in USSR, which was also the largest music conglomerate in the world. Particularly specializing in piano recordings, Valentin Skoblo contributed to hundreds of live and studio albums.

In the seventies, Skoblo travelled to Belarus again, trying to find out what happened to Gebelev and Orlov after the War. Many years of research and interviews led to an autobiographical novel On Survivor's Boat ('На уцелевшем челне' in Russian). In his memoirs, Skoblo described wartime experiences, as well as a professional music career. KGB and Soviet officials promptly banned this manuscript, since it uncovered some ideologically 'incompatible' historical facts, and Valentin's book was finally published in Canada in 1992.
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Writing & Arrangement

СМ 03077-78, СМ 03079-80 Валентин Скобло - П.И. Чайковский - Восемнадцать пьес для фортепиано/ Полонез из оперы "Евгений Онегин" album art Алексей Наседкин*, П.И. Чайковский* Алексей Наседкин*, П.И. Чайковский* - П.И. Чайковский - Восемнадцать пьес для фортепиано/ Полонез из оперы "Евгений Онегин"(LP) Мелодия, Мелодия СМ 03077-78, СМ 03079-80 USSR 1972 Sell This Version
С10-04839, 40 Валентин Скобло - Квартет № 14 ре минор "Смерть и Девушка"/ Квартет № 12 до минор, соч. 1820 г. album art Franz Schubert Ф. Шуберт Квартет Имени Глинки Franz Schubert Ф. Шуберт Квартет Имени Глинки - Квартет № 14 ре минор "Смерть и Девушка"/ Квартет № 12 до минор, соч. 1820 г.(LP, Album) Мелодия С10-04839, 40 USSR Unknown Sell This Version

Production

SIC-6035 Валентин Скобло - The Complete String Quartets (Vol. 2 Nos. 6-11) album art Shostakovich*, The Borodin Quartet* Shostakovich*, The Borodin Quartet* - The Complete String Quartets (Vol. 2 Nos. 6-11)(3xLP + Box) Melodiya/Seraphim SIC-6035 US 1968 Sell This Version
C 01675-6 Валентин Скобло - Quartet No. 2 For Two Violins, Viola And Cello In F Major, Op. 22 album art Peter Tchaikovsky*, Borodin Quartet* Peter Tchaikovsky*, Borodin Quartet* - Quartet No. 2 For Two Violins, Viola And Cello In F Major, Op. 22(LP) Мелодия C 01675-6 USSR 1969 Sell This Version
СМ 03021-2 Валентин Скобло - Four Russian Rarities For Piano And Orchestra album art Чайковский* / Скрябин* / Римский-Корсаков* - Игорь Жуков* Чайковский* / Скрябин* / Римский-Корсаков* - Игорь Жуков* - Four Russian Rarities For Piano And Orchestra (Album) Мелодия СМ 03021-2 USSR 1971 Sell This Version
33 С10-04931-34 Валентин Скобло - The Legendary Lazar Berman Plays Liszt (The Twelve Transcendental Etudes / Hungarian Rhapsody No. 3 / Spanish Rhapsody) album art Liszt* - Lazar Berman Liszt* - Lazar Berman - The Legendary Lazar Berman Plays Liszt (The Twelve Transcendental Etudes / Hungarian Rhapsody No. 3 / Spanish Rhapsody) (Album) Columbia / Melodiya, Columbia Masterworks, Columbia 33 С10-04931-34 USSR 1974 Sell This Version
3300 766 Валентин Скобло - The Legendary Lazar Berman Plays Liszt album art Lazar Berman / Franz Liszt Lazar Berman / Franz Liszt - The Legendary Lazar Berman Plays Liszt (Album) Columbia / Melodiya, Columbia Masterworks 3300 766 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
Y3 35237 Валентин Скобло - Sextet "Souvenir de Florence" Op. 70 + The Three String Quartets album art Tchaikovsky* / The Borodin Quartet* With Talalyan* And Rostropovich* Tchaikovsky* / The Borodin Quartet* With Talalyan* And Rostropovich* - Sextet "Souvenir de Florence" Op. 70 + The Three String Quartets(3xLP) Columbia Odyssey / Melodiya Y3 35237 US 1978 Sell This Version
C 05854 Валентин Скобло - Piano Sonata No. 1 ; Piano Sonata No. 3 album art Scriabin* / Lazar Berman Scriabin* / Lazar Berman - Piano Sonata No. 1 ; Piano Sonata No. 3(Cass, Album, Club, Dol) World Cassette Club C 05854 Australia 1979 Sell This Version
C 05905 Валентин Скобло - Symphony No. 7 / Piano Concerto No. 3 album art Tchaikovsky* Tchaikovsky* - Symphony No. 7 / Piano Concerto No. 3 (Comp, Album) World Record Club, World Record Club C 05905 Australia 1979 Sell This Version
CHAN H10151 Валентин Скобло - Quintet For Clarinet  And Strings / String Quartet In D Minor, KV 421 album art Brahms* / Mozart*, Borodin Quartet (Original Members)* Brahms* / Mozart*, Borodin Quartet (Original Members)* - Quintet For Clarinet And Strings / String Quartet In D Minor, KV 421(CD, RE, RM) Chandos CHAN H10151 2003 Sell This Version
MEL CD 10 01627 Валентин Скобло - Van Cliburn In Moscow album art Van Cliburn, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Kirill Kondrashin* Van Cliburn, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Kirill Kondrashin* - Van Cliburn In Moscow (Comp) Мелодия MEL CD 10 01627 Russia 2009 Sell This Version
SR-40189 Валентин Скобло - New Music By Shostakovich: Sonata For Violin And Piano / Quartet No. 13 album art Shostakovich*, David Oistrach & Sviatoslav Richter, Beethoven String Quartet* Shostakovich*, David Oistrach & Sviatoslav Richter, Beethoven String Quartet* - New Music By Shostakovich: Sonata For Violin And Piano / Quartet No. 13(LP, Album) Melodiya/Angel SR-40189 US Unknown Sell This Version

Technical

SR-40036, R-40036 Валентин Скобло - Recollection Of Florence - Sextet No. 2 For Two Violins, Two Violas And Two Cellos In D Minor, Op. 70 album art Tchaikovsky* = Чайкoвский* - The Borodin String Quartet* With Genrikh Talalyan* And Mstislav Rostropovich Tchaikovsky* = Чайкoвский* - The Borodin String Quartet* With Genrikh Talalyan* And Mstislav Rostropovich - Recollection Of Florence - Sextet No. 2 For Two Violins, Two Violas And Two Cellos In D Minor, Op. 70 (Album) Мелодия SR-40036, R-40036 US 1967 Sell This Version
SIC-6035 Валентин Скобло - The Complete String Quartets (Vol. 2 Nos. 6-11) album art Shostakovich*, The Borodin Quartet* Shostakovich*, The Borodin Quartet* - The Complete String Quartets (Vol. 2 Nos. 6-11)(3xLP + Box) Melodiya/Seraphim SIC-6035 US 1968 Sell This Version
ASD 2645, ASD.2645 Валентин Скобло - Concerto No. 2 For Piano And Orchestra In G Major, Op. 44 album art Igor Zhukov - Moscow Radio Large Symphony Orchestra* - Gennadi Rozhdestvensky Igor Zhukov - Moscow Radio Large Symphony Orchestra* - Gennadi Rozhdestvensky - Concerto No. 2 For Piano And Orchestra In G Major, Op. 44 (Album) Melodiya / His Master's Voice, Melodiya / His Master's Voice ASD 2645, ASD.2645 UK 1969 Sell This Version
CM 02607-8 Валентин Скобло - Арии Из Опер album art Доницетти*, Верди* - Анатолий Соловьяненко* Доницетти*, Верди* - Анатолий Соловьяненко* - Арии Из Опер(LP) Мелодия CM 02607-8 USSR 1970 Sell This Version
LDX 78 453 Валентин Скобло - Romances album art Tchaikovski* Par Iouri Mazourok* Tchaikovski* Par Iouri Mazourok* - Romances(LP) Melodia / Le Chant Du Monde LDX 78 453 France 1970 Sell This Version
СМ 03021-2 Валентин Скобло - Four Russian Rarities For Piano And Orchestra album art Чайковский* / Скрябин* / Римский-Корсаков* - Игорь Жуков* Чайковский* / Скрябин* / Римский-Корсаков* - Игорь Жуков* - Four Russian Rarities For Piano And Orchestra (Album) Мелодия СМ 03021-2 USSR 1971 Sell This Version
СМ 02697-8 Валентин Скобло - Арии Из Опер album art Мария Биешу Мария Биешу - Арии Из Опер (Album) Мелодия СМ 02697-8 USSR 1971 Sell This Version
СМ 02665-6 Валентин Скобло - Русские Песни И Романсы album art Валентина Левко Валентина Левко - Русские Песни И Романсы (Album) Мелодия СМ 02665-6 USSR 1971 Sell This Version
Д 030949-50 Валентин Скобло - Соната Си Минор / Погребальное Шествие / Мефисто-Вальс album art Евгений Малинин - Лист* Евгений Малинин - Лист* - Соната Си Минор / Погребальное Шествие / Мефисто-Вальс(LP, Mono) Мелодия Д 030949-50 USSR 1971 Sell This Version
СМ 03533-4 Валентин Скобло - Соната-фантазия  №2 Соч. 19 / Соната №9 Соч. 68 / Шесть Этюдов Соч. 8 И 42 / 4 Пьесы Из Соч. 52 И 56 / Фантазия Соч. 28 album art Екатерина Новицкая* - А. Скрябин* Екатерина Новицкая* - А. Скрябин* - Соната-фантазия №2 Соч. 19 / Соната №9 Соч. 68 / Шесть Этюдов Соч. 8 И 42 / 4 Пьесы Из Соч. 52 И 56 / Фантазия Соч. 28(LP) Мелодия СМ 03533-4 USSR 1972 Sell This Version
7941 Валентин Скобло - Musiques Anciennes ▪ Italie - Espagne - Allemagne - Angleterre (XVIe Et XVIIe Siècles) ▪ De La Renaissance Au Baroque album art Ensemble Madrigal De Moscou* Direction: Andréï Volkonski* Ensemble Madrigal De Moscou* Direction: Andréï Volkonski* - Musiques Anciennes ▪ Italie - Espagne - Allemagne - Angleterre (XVIe Et XVIIe Siècles) ▪ De La Renaissance Au Baroque(Box, Comp, RE + 4xLP) Melodia / Le Chant Du Monde 7941 France 1972 Sell This Version
СМ 03499-500 Валентин Скобло - Соната № 8 Для Фортепиано / Соната № 3 Для Фортепиано album art Николай Петров*, Сергей Прокофьев* Николай Петров*, Сергей Прокофьев* - Соната № 8 Для Фортепиано / Соната № 3 Для Фортепиано (Album) Мелодия СМ 03499-500 USSR 1972 Sell This Version