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Tchaikovsky: Orchestral Works, Symphonies 1-6 / Jarvi, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra

Tchaikovsky / Gothenburg Sym Orch / Jarvi
Release Date: 01/25/2011 
Label:  Bis   Catalog #: 1897  
Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 6 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Released as a boxed set of six discs - for the price of two - the cycle of Tchaikovsky's symphonies with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra conducted by Neeme Järvi, has been described as resolutely unsentimental, with interpretations aiming to rid these popular scores of the melodramatic excesses that have become part of a century-long performance tradition. At the releases of the individual discs, this quality was remarked upon by reviewers, who described Symphony No.1 as: "Superb ... liberated from all the slag of sugary romanticism" - ClassicsTodayFrance.com, and regarding Symphony No.4: "With immense skill and without any concessions to the pathetic, Neeme Järvi grants the work its full magnitude." Read more - Le Monde de la Musique.

Other acclaimed performances include the Symphony No.2 'Little Russian', hailed in Gramophone as "An outstanding performance ... beautifully played and paced and immaculately recorded." and Symphony No.3 'Polish' of which, to quote International Record Review, Järvi presented "A free-flowing account that places choreographic elegance before symphonic muscle." Besides the six numbered symphonies, this ample selection (more than 7 hours of playing time) includes favorites such as Francesca da Rimini, Capriccio italien and the Serenade for Strings as well as rarities, including rarely recorded extracts from the opera The Voyevoda and the incidental music to Dmitri the Pretender and Vassily Shuisky. The recordings remain available on the original discs, as Hybrid SACDs with a Surround Sound option.
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Works on This Recording

1. Symphony no 1 in G minor, Op. 13 "Winter daydreams" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1866/1874; Russia 
2. Symphony no 2 in C minor, Op. 17 "Little Russian" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
3. Symphony no 3 in D major, Op. 29 "Polish" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875; Russia 
4. Symphony no 4 in F minor, Op. 36 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1878; Russia 
5. Symphony no 5 in E minor, Op. 64 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; Russia 
6. Symphony no 6 in B minor, Op. 74 "Pathétique" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Russia 
7. Snow Maiden, Op. 12: Act 4 Entr'acte by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873; Russia 
8. Snow Maiden, Op. 12: Introduction and Miniature by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873; Russia 
9. Romeo and Juliet Overture by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869/1880; Russia 
10. Overture in F major by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
11. Festival Overture on the Danish National Hymn, Op. 15 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1866; Russia 
12. The Storm, Op. 76 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1864; Russia 
13. The voyevoda, Op. 78: Entr'acte and Lobby Maids' Dance by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
14. Dmitry the Pretender: Introduction and Mazurka by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1867; Russia 
15. Serenade for Nikolai Rubinstein's name day by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872; Russia 
16. Eugene Onegin, Op. 24: Polonaise by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1878; Russia 
17. Eugene Onegin, Op. 24: Waltz by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1878; Russia 
18. Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Russia 
19. Elegy for Strings in G major by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884; Russia 
20. The voyevoda, Op. 78 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890-1891; Russia 
21. Capriccio italien, Op. 45 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Russia 
22. Francesca da Rimini, Op. 32 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Russia 

Sound Samples

Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Op. 17, "Little Russian" (1879 version): I. Andante sostenuto - Allegro vivo
Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Op. 17, "Little Russian" (1879 version): II. Andantino marziale, quasi moderato
Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Op. 17, "Little Russian" (1879 version): III. Scherzo: Allegro molto vivace
Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Op. 17, "Little Russian" (1879 version): IV. Finale: Moderato assai - Allegro vivo
Overture in F major (1866 version for full orchestra)
Festival Overture, Op. 15 (1892 version): Festival Overture in D major on the Danish National Hymn, Op. 15 (1892 version)
The Storm, Op. 76: Groza (The Storm), Op. 76

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