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Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 5, March Slav, Etc / Antal Dorati


Release Date: 03/10/1992 
Label:  Mercury Living Presence   Catalog #: 434305   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony OrchestraMinneapolis Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 8 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

A fine performance poised rather than passionate, and that, I imagine, will rather count against it with most people. In places there is something too studied about the rubato, and this is specially noticeable in the slow introduction to the first movement and the opening of the slow movement, both taken very slowly indeed. The introduction to the finale too sounds rather static but the allegro when it comes is wonderfully fresh and invigorating, cleancut but not too fast. The impact of the motto-theme towards the end of the slow movement also makes one sit up, and then both Dorati and the orchestra are at their finest for the final hushed bars of that movement. At such moments poise counts far more than passion.

-- Edward
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Works on This Recording

1. Symphony no 5 in E minor, Op. 64 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; Russia 
2. Marche slave, Op. 31 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Russia 
3. Eugene Onegin, Op. 24: Waltz by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1878; Russia 
4. Eugene Onegin, Op. 24: Polonaise by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1878; Russia 

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