Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake - Complete Ballet

Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake - Complete Ballet

by London Symphony Orchestra
     
 
Many connoisseurs will fondly recall the admirable recordings of Tchaikovsky's ballets that André Previn made in the 1970s for EMI, and be glad to see that his version of "Swan Lake" with the London Symphony Orchestra is available as a double-disc package in the Classics for Pleasure series. As

Overview

Many connoisseurs will fondly recall the admirable recordings of Tchaikovsky's ballets that André Previn made in the 1970s for EMI, and be glad to see that his version of "Swan Lake" with the London Symphony Orchestra is available as a double-disc package in the Classics for Pleasure series. As with Previn's renditions of "Sleeping Beauty" and the "Nutcracker" from the same period, this fine recording of the complete "Swan Lake" is valuable for its lucid interpretation, sterling playing, vital rhythms, and glorious sound, all characteristics of the conductor's finest recordings with this orchestra. Tchaikovsky's dance music is conveyed with dynamic energy, rich sonorities, elegant expression, and ecstatic climaxes, so the true brilliance of the score is readily apparent; newcomers and listeners who only know famous excerpts or the various suites will be impressed with the wealth of melodies and inventive musical ideas to be discovered in the full work. EMI's 1976 recording was analog, but it was produced with the finest engineering of the time, so this ADD reissue has all the clarity and bright colors of the original LPs with virtually no traces of hiss and absolutely no distortion in the transfer.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/31/2007
Label:
Class. FOR PLEAS. Us
UPC:
0094639324323
catalogNumber:
93243

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  1. The Swan Lake, ballet, Op. 20

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