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Tchaikovsky: Onegin, Theme and Variations, Diamonds / Muti, Von Matacic, Lanchbery, Barshai

Tchaikovsky: Ballet Imperial / Various
Release Date: 01/11/2011 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 48620  
Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Peter Donohoe
Conductor:  John LanchberyLovro von MatacicRiccardo MutiRudolf Barshai
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sydney Symphony OrchestraMilan Teatro alla Scala OrchestraPhilharmonia Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This album complements the three previous Tchaikovsky releases in the series (Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker) and features a condensed version of the dramatic ballet Onegin, created by John Cranko in Stuttgart and now performed by major companies all over the world. It uses piano music by Tchaikovsky arranged and orchestrated by Kurt-Heinz Stolze. The rest of the programmes consists of three major ballets choreographed by George Balanchine created on extracts from Tchaikovsky’s Suite for Orchestra No.3 in G (Theme and Variations) and his Symphony No.3 in D ‘Polish’ (Jewels: Diamonds) plus the complete version of his Piano Concerto No.2 in G (Ballet Imperial). This album complements the three previous Tchaikovsky releases in the series (Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker) and features a condensed version of the dramatic ballet Onegin, created by John Cranko in Stuttgart and now performed by major companies all over the world. It uses piano music by Tchaikovsky arranged and orchestrated by Kurt-Heinz Stolze. The rest of the programmes consists of three major ballets choreographed by George Balanchine created on extracts from Tchaikovsky’s Suite for Orchestra No.3 in G (Theme and Variations) and his Symphony No.3 in D ‘Polish’ (Jewels: Diamonds) plus the complete version of his Piano Concerto No.2 in G (Ballet Imperial). Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Eugene Onegin, Op. 24: Excerpt(s) by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  John Lanchbery
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1878; Russia 
Notes: From the ballet "Onegin - A Ballet" by Cranko.
Arranger: Kurt-Heinz Stolze.  
2.
Suite for Orchestra no 3 in G major, Op. 55: Theme and Variations by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Lovro von Matacic
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884; Russia 
Notes: From the ballet "Theme and Variations" by Balanchine.  
3.
Symphony no 3 in D major, Op. 29 "Polish": Excerpt(s) by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875; Russia 
Notes: From the ballet "Jewels" by Balanchine.  
4.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in G major, Op. 44 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Peter Donohoe (Piano)
Conductor:  Rudolf Barshai
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879-1880; Russia 
Notes: From the ballet "Ballet Imperial" by Balanchine.  

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