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Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 4, Serenade For Strings / Litton


Release Date: 06/04/2008 
Label:  Erato   Catalog #: 90798   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Andrew Litton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 15 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

"The recording, made in the Poole Arts Centre in Dorset, is warm and open... Litton's relatively slow speeds in the first movement [of the Fourth Symphony] go with commendably crisp ensemble...[and] his sympathetic ability to relax helps to point the structural contrasts... His athletic reading of the finale similarly brings a tenderly expressive contrast in the folk-song second subject. The Serenade for strings is warm and resonant. The Bournemouth violins are not always ideally sweet, but there is ample compensation in the lyrical richness that Litton brings out and the resonance of the full string tone in the slow introduction and the third movement 'Elegie'..." -- Edward Greenfield, Gramophone [2/1990] "The recording, made in the Poole Arts Centre in Dorset, is warm and open... Litton's relatively slow speeds in the first movement [of the Fourth Symphony] go with commendably crisp ensemble...[and] his sympathetic ability to relax helps to point the structural contrasts... His athletic reading of the finale similarly brings a tenderly expressive contrast in the folk-song second subject. The Serenade for strings is warm and resonant. The Bournemouth violins are not always ideally sweet, but there is ample compensation in the lyrical richness that Litton brings out and the resonance of the full string tone in the slow introduction and the third movement 'Elegie'..." -- Edward Greenfield, Gramophone [2/1990] Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 4 in F minor, Op. 36 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Andrew Litton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1878; Russia 
Venue:  Poole Arts Center, Dorset 
2.
Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Andrew Litton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Russia 
Venue:  Poole Arts Center, Dorset 

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