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Tchaikovsky: Complete Symphonies / Jurowski, London Philharmonic Orchestra


Release Date: 09/15/2017 
Label:  Lpo   Catalog #: 101  
Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Vladimir Jurowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 7 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The London Philharmonic Orchestra presents all seven of Tchaikovsky’s Symphonies conducted by Principal Conductor Vladimir Jurowski. This is a first release for Symphonies No.2 and No.3, completing the cycle. Bachtrack observed of Jurowski’s concert performance of Symphony No.2 the ‘wonderfully shaped … incisive drive and flowing folk melodies … a satisfyingly triumphant and joyous feel to the piece.’ While The Times praised 'Vladimir Jurowski’s superbly cogent interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s Third Symphony’ - a 'stunning' concert. The individual album releases of the remaining symphonies have all been widely praised - Symphonies No.4 and No.5 were Gramophone’s Editor's Choice; Manfred was a BBC Music Magazine disc of the month and an Read more immediate inclusion in the Penguin Guide to Recorded Classical Music. Complementing this set of symphonies are two further works by Tchaikovsky under Jurowski’s baton not previously released - Serenade for Strings, a vivid and bright recording captured at the Aldeburgh Festival, recorded in Snape Maltings in 2007, and the popular Francesca da Rimini, recorded in concert in 2015 and reviewed as ‘one of those utterly compelling performances’ - rounding off over 6 hours of pure listening enjoyment. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 1 in G minor, Op. 13 "Winter daydreams" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Vladimir Jurowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1866/1874; Russia 
2.
Symphony no 2 in C minor, Op. 17 "Little Russian" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Vladimir Jurowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
3.
Symphony no 3 in D major, Op. 29 "Polish" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Vladimir Jurowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875; Russia 
4.
Symphony no 4 in F minor, Op. 36 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Vladimir Jurowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1878; Russia 
5.
Symphony no 5 in E minor, Op. 64 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Vladimir Jurowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; Russia 
6.
Symphony no 6 in B minor, Op. 74 "Pathétique" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Vladimir Jurowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Russia 
7.
Manfred Symphony in B minor, Op. 58 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Vladimir Jurowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885 
8.
Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Vladimir Jurowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Russia 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Bingeing Tchaikovsky September 28, 2017 By Dean Frey See All My Reviews "I can't remember all the times I've been warned by a reviewer not to listen to an album all the way through in one sitting, but I'm going to go ahead and do the opposite. I've enjoyed this three-disc set of Tchaikovsky orchestral music immensely in the last couple of weeks, and I found that listening straight through from the First Symphony to the Serenade for Strings gave me a new appreciation of Tchaikovsky's art, which hasn't always resonated with me in the past. It's a tribute to the composer's invention and to Vladimir Jurowski and his fine musicians that the music always seems fresh and dynamic. There are certainly Tchaikovsky markers throughout: phrases and felicitous orchestrations that could come from no one else, but the composer and conductor always make sure they sound uniquely positioned. This is a well-filled compilation: the six Symphonies fit onto the first two discs, with a generous bonus disc that includes two substantial works, the Manfred Symphony and Francesca da Rimini, and a light piece for afters, the Serenade for Strings. Everything seems perfectly judged in this release from the LPO's own label, and I don't apologize for my bingeing. All the music sounds great, though the live recordings of some of the works go back to 2004. Symphonies 2 and 3 as well as Francesca da Rimini and the Serenade are new recordings from 2016. An afterword: I've been struck in the past couple of days, with Tchaikovsky still ringing in my brain, by how influential his orchestral music has been. Villa-Lobos's acknowledged influences are Bach and Stravinsky, but I hear so many Tchaikovskian bits in his Symphonies and Bachianas Brasileiras. Listening to Benjamin Britten last night I noticed the same thing. I expect I'll be hearing these echoes for a while." Report Abuse
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