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The Life and Works of Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky

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  • Release Date: 7/16/2002
  • Label: Naxos
  • UPC: 636943803622
  • Catalog Number: 8558036-39
  • Sales rank: 328,054

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Life and Works of Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, Narration with Musical Excerpts: Tchaikovsky in early childhood - Jeremy Siepmann & Jeremy Siepmann (8:10)
  2. 2 Overture: A Life for the Tsar (Ivan Susanin; Zhizn' za tsarya), for orchestra, G. xiiov: Overture - Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra & Mikhail Glinka (1:26)
  3. 3 The Life and Works of Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, Narration with Musical Excerpts: Enforced separation from his mother - Jeremy Siepmann & Jeremy Siepmann (2:55)
  4. 4 Dumka, for piano in C minor, Op. 59: Unspecified excerpt - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Oxana Yablonskaya (2:05)
  5. 5 The Life and Works of Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, Narration with Musical Excerpts: Death of his mother - Jeremy Siepmann & Jeremy Siepmann (1:27)
  6. 6 Morceaux (6) for piano, Op.19: No. 1, Rêverie du soir - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland (0:45)
  7. 7 The Life and Works of Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, Narration with Musical Excerpts: Early manhood: the spendthrift civil servant - Jeremy Siepmann & Jeremy Siepmann (4:46)
  8. 8 Suite No. 4 ("Mozartiana"), for orchestra in G major, Op. 61: Minuet - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland (4:09)
  9. 9 The Life and Works of Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, Narration with Musical Excerpts: Dismissive opinions of other composers - Jeremy Siepmann & Jeremy Siepmann (2:13)
  10. 10 The Storm, overture for orchestra, Op. 76: Excerpt - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Polish Radio and Television National Symphony Orch (3:51)
  11. 11 The Life and Works of Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, Narration with Musical Excerpts: Journey to a breakdown - Jeremy Siepmann & Jeremy Siepmann (2:49)
  12. 12 Symphony No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 13 "Winter Dreams", Op. 13: Excerpt - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Adrian Leaper (4:18)
  13. 13 The Life and Works of Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, Narration with Musical Excerpts: Abortive engagement - Jeremy Siepmann & Jeremy Siepmann (4:29)
  14. 14 The Life and Works of Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, Narration with Musical Excerpts: The advent of Balakirev - Jeremy Siepmann & Jeremy Siepmann (6:05)
  15. 15 Romeo and Juliet, incidental music (sketch for opera): Excerpt - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Adrian Leaper (2:01)
  16. 16 The Life and Works of Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, Narration with Musical Excerpts: Travels and a wounded friendship - Jeremy Siepmann & Jeremy Siepmann (2:49)
  17. 17 Piano Concerto No. 1, for piano & orchestra (or 2 pianos) in B flat minor, Op. 23: Excerpt - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Bernd Glemser (6:00)
Disc 2
  1. 1 The Life and Works of Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, Narration with Musical Excerpts: Performing the Ballet - Jeremy Siepmann & Jeremy Siepmann (2:22)
  2. 2 The Sleeping Beauty, ballet, Op. 66: Rose Adagio - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Czecho-Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra (Kosice (5:29)
  3. 3 The Life and Works of Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, Narration with Musical Excerpts: Bizet's Carmen has a major impact on Tchaikovsky's - Jeremy Siepmann & Jeremy Siepmann (1:23)
  4. 4 Francesca da Rimini, symphonic fantasy for orchestra in E minor, Op. 32: Excerpt - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Polish Radio and Television National Symphony Orch (2:50)
  5. 5 The Life and Works of Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, Narration with Musical Excerpts: A compositional paradox - Jeremy Siepmann & Jeremy Siepmann (0:34)
  6. 6 Variations on a Rococo Theme, for cello & orchestra (or cello & piano) in A major, Op. 33: Excerpt - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Maria Kliegel (2:05)
  7. 7 The Life and Works of Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, Narration with Musical Excerpts: The stuggle of despair and hope; he decides to mar - Jeremy Siepmann & Jeremy Siepmann (8:34)
  8. 8 The Tempest, fantasy-overture for orchestra in F minor, Op. 18: Excerpt - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Adrian Leaper (1:16)
  9. 9 The Life and Works of Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, Narration with Musical Excerpts: The advent of Nadezhda von Meck - Jeremy Siepmann & Jeremy Siepmann (6:31)
  10. 10 The Sleeping Beauty, ballet, Op. 66: Waltz - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Czecho-Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra (Kosice (4:02)
  11. 11 The Life and Works of Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, Narration with Musical Excerpts: The disastrous road to matrimony - Jeremy Siepmann & Jeremy Siepmann (7:34)
  12. 12 Romeo and Juliet, incidental music (sketch for opera): Excerpt - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Adrian Leaper (4:16)
  13. 13 The Life and Works of Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, Narration with Musical Excerpts: Marriage, trauma, and a fairy tale annuity - Jeremy Siepmann & Jeremy Siepmann (7:27)
  14. 14 The Life and Works of Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, Narration with Musical Excerpts: Letter to Mme von Meck - Jeremy Siepmann & Jeremy Siepmann (4:02)
  15. 15 Romeo and Juliet, incidental music (sketch for opera): Excerpt - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Adrian Leaper (4:00)
Disc 3
  1. 1 The Life and Works of Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, Narration with Musical Excerpts: Recovery and creativity - Jeremy Siepmann & Jeremy Siepmann (1:36)
  2. 2 Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36: Excerpt - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Adrian Leaper (3:22)
  3. 3 The Life and Works of Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, Narration with Musical Excerpts: The creation of his favourite opera - Jeremy Siepmann & Jeremy Siepmann (3:12)
  4. 4 Eugene Onegin, opera, Op. 24: Lensky's aria - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Vladimir Grishko (6:09)
  5. 5 The Life and Works of Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, Narration with Musical Excerpts: The return to compositional health - Jeremy Siepmann & Jeremy Siepmann (0:42)
  6. 6 Violin Concerto, for violin & orchestra (or violin & piano) in D major, Op. 35: Excerpt - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Kenneth Jean (5:43)
  7. 7 The Life and Works of Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, Narration with Musical Excerpts: He experiences distressing relapses - Jeremy Siepmann & Jeremy Siepmann (2:41)
  8. 8 Capriccio Italien, for orchestra (or piano duet), Op. 45: Excerpt - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Adrian Leaper (2:19)
  9. 9 The Life and Works of Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, Narration with Musical Excerpts: Psychological disturbances and a long fallow perio - Jeremy Siepmann & Jeremy Siepmann (9:26)
  10. 10 Piano Trio ("In Memory of a Great Artist"), in A minor, Op. 50: Excerpt - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky (1:59)
  11. 11 The Life and Works of Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, Narration with Musical Excerpts: Sufferings for Mme von Meck; he decides to settle - Jeremy Siepmann & Jeremy Siepmann (8:19)
  12. 12 Manfred Symphony, for orchestra (or piano duet) in B minor, Op. 58: Excerpt - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (1:28)
  13. 13 The Life and Works of Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, Narration with Musical Excerpts: Conducting tours and domestic bliss - Jeremy Siepmann & Jeremy Siepmann (7:28)
  14. 14 Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64: Excerpt - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Polish Radio and Television National Symphony Orch (5:33)
  15. 15 The Life and Works of Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, Narration with Musical Excerpts: More conducting tours, and a working holiday in It - Jeremy Siepmann & Jeremy Siepmann (1:46)
  16. 16 Souvenir de Florence, for string sextet or string orchestra in D major, Op. 70: Excerpt - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Philippe Entremont (2:06)
Disc 4
  1. 1 The Life and Works of Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, Narration with Musical Excerpts: The rift with Mme von Meck - Jeremy Siepmann & Jeremy Siepmann (8:20)
  2. 2 Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74 "Pathétique", Op.74: 2nd Movement - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Polish Radio and Television National Symphony Orch (2:41)
  3. 3 The Life and Works of Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, Narration with Musical Excerpts: His obsession with 'Bob' Davydov; adventures in Am - Jeremy Siepmann & Jeremy Siepmann (4:29)
  4. 4 Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64: Excerpt - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Polish Radio and Television National Symphony Orch (2:40)
  5. 5 The Life and Works of Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, Narration with Musical Excerpts: Further American adventures - Jeremy Siepmann & Jeremy Siepmann (9:07)
  6. 6 The Life and Works of Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, Narration with Musical Excerpts: A trip to Niagara - Jeremy Siepmann & Jeremy Siepmann (5:14)
  7. 7 Nutcracker, ballet, Op.71: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (2:10)
  8. 8 The Life and Works of Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, Narration with Musical Excerpts: A darker episode - Jeremy Siepmann & Jeremy Siepmann (1:11)
  9. 9 The Voyevoda -- Symphonic Ballad, for orchestra, Op. post. 78: Unspecified excerpt - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (2:34)
  10. 10 The Life and Works of Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, Narration with Musical Excerpts: Portrait of a conductor - Jeremy Siepmann & Jeremy Siepmann (4:25)
  11. 11 The Life and Works of Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, Narration with Musical Excerpts: A hero's return - Jeremy Siepmann & Jeremy Siepmann (3:50)
  12. 12 Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74 "Pathétique", Op.74: Excerpt - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Polish Radio and Television National Symphony Orch (5:24)
  13. 13 The Life and Works of Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, Narration with Musical Excerpts: The mystery surrounding his death - Jeremy Siepmann & Jeremy Siepmann (5:30)
  14. 14 Piano Concerto No. 1, for piano & orchestra (or 2 pianos) in B flat minor, Op. 23: Excerpt - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Bernd Glemser (5:10)
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