Tchaikovsky: Orchestral Suite from Swan Lake; Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances

Tchaikovsky: Orchestral Suite from Swan Lake; Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances

by Yuri Temirkanov
     
 
In collaboration with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Signum Classics has released a series of recordings by this esteemed ensemble, conducted by Yuri Temirkanov, that presents classical music in affordable packages. This 2011 album in the line offers the orchestral

Overview

In collaboration with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Signum Classics has released a series of recordings by this esteemed ensemble, conducted by Yuri Temirkanov, that presents classical music in affordable packages. This 2011 album in the line offers the orchestral suite from Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky's groundbreaking ballet, "Swan Lake," and Sergey Rachmaninov's final masterpiece, the "Symphonic Dances," played with energy and feeling in concert. While this CD is certainly a worthwhile introduction to the music of these Russian composers, particularly for beginners who would like to sample "Swan Lake" before taking the plunge and buying a complete recording, it will seem quite modest to more experienced listeners, who most likely own other recordings of the same pieces. Furthermore, while the sound is good and perfectly acceptable for casual listeners' purposes, it isn't exceptional, so this package faces a serious challenge in the face of many first-rate audiophile recordings.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/22/2011
Label:
Signum Uk
UPC:
0635212022924
catalogNumber:
229
Rank:
310017

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Tracks

  1. Symphonic Dances, for orchestra (or 2 pianos), Op. 45  - Sergey Rachmaninov  -  St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra  - Yuri Temirkanov
  2. The Swan Lake, suite, Op. 20a  - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky  -  St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra  - Yuri Temirkanov

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