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Tchaikovsky: Orchestral works including Symphonies 1-6

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All Music Guide - Blair Sanderson
For turning out reliable recordings of the standard repertoire, it's hard to beat Neeme Järvi and the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra because their releases on BIS are always highly enjoyable, and they are dependable for accurate renditions that are genuinely exciting. The six-CD set of Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky's symphonies Nos. 1-6, the "Serenade for strings," "Romeo and Juliet," "Capriccio Italien," "Francesca da Rimini," and other less familiar orchestral works, is a bargain that shouldn't be missed, for the beginning classical fan has everything necessary to begin appreciating the Russian master, while connoisseurs will find unexpected surprises in the obscure ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Blair Sanderson
For turning out reliable recordings of the standard repertoire, it's hard to beat Neeme Järvi and the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra because their releases on BIS are always highly enjoyable, and they are dependable for accurate renditions that are genuinely exciting. The six-CD set of Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky's symphonies Nos. 1-6, the "Serenade for strings," "Romeo and Juliet," "Capriccio Italien," "Francesca da Rimini," and other less familiar orchestral works, is a bargain that shouldn't be missed, for the beginning classical fan has everything necessary to begin appreciating the Russian master, while connoisseurs will find unexpected surprises in the obscure selections. Järvi is a sympathetic interpreter who delivers fine performances of the most famous pieces, and his readings of the symphonies lack nothing in execution and expression. But he goes beyond the routine repertoire to present works that have been overlooked, such as the incidental music from "The Snow Maiden" and from "Dmitri the Pretender & Vassily Shuysky," the Overture to "The Storm," orchestral selections from the operas "The Voyevoda" and "Eugene Onegin," and minor pieces that only occasionally appear as filler on other albums. So this is not just another repackaging of overplayed warhorses, but an interesting set that reveals a great deal of Tchaikovsky's development as a composer, in both his masterpieces and less significant works. BIS provides extraordinary all-digital sound in these desirable recordings, which date between 2002 and 2005.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/25/2011
  • Label: Bis
  • EAN: 7318591897989
  • Catalog Number: 1897
  • Sales rank: 89,902

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1–4 Symphony No. 1 in G minor ("Winter Dreams"), Op. 13 - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra (40:15)
  2. 5–8 The Snow Maiden, incidental music, Op. 12 - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra (16:55)
  3. 6 Romeo and Juliet, fantasy-overture for orchestra in B minor (3 versions) - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra (19:58)
Disc 2
  1. 1–4 Symphony No. 2 in C minor ("Little Russian"), Op. 17 - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra (32:59)
  2. 2 Overture, for small (or large) orchestra in F major: 4. Finale. Moderato assai - Allegro vivo - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra (12:00)
  3. 3 Festival Overture on the Danish National Hymn, for orchestra in D major, Op. 15 - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra (12:21)
  4. 4 The Storm, overture for orchestra, Op. 76 - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra (15:03)
Disc 3
  1. 1–5 Symphony No. 3 in D major ("Polish"), Op. 29 - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra (43:04)
  2. 2 The Voyevoda, opera, Op. 3 (Tchaikovsky destroyed; 3 pieces reconstructed by Lamm): Entr'acte and Dances of the Chambermaids. Andante - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra (10:01)
  3. 7–8 Dmitri the pretender & Vasily Shuysky, incidental music - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra (6:51)
  4. 8 Serenade (for Nikolai Rubinstein's name-day), for small orchestra in D major - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra (3:22)
  5. 10–11 Eugene Onegin, opera, Op. 24 - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra (13:31)
Disc 4
  1. 1–4 Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36 - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra (43:24)
  2. 5–8 Serenade for strings (or piano, 4 hands) in C major, Op. 48 - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra (30:43)
  3. 6 Elegy, for string orchestra in G major ("In Memory of Ivan Samarin") - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra (6:11)
Disc 5
  1. 1–4 Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64 - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra (47:23)
  2. 2 The Voyevoda -- Symphonic Ballad, for orchestra, Op. post. 78 - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra (13:25)
  3. 3 Capriccio Italien, for orchestra (or piano, 4 hands), Op. 45 - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra (15:55)
Disc 6
  1. 1–4 Symphony No. 6 in B minor ("Pathétique"), Op. 74 - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra (43:43)
  2. 2 Francesca da Rimini, symphonic fantasy for orchestra in E minor, Op. 32 - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra (25:17)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Neeme Jarvi Primary Artist
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