Notes and Editorial Reviews
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s output includes some of the most popular concertos and symphonies in the entire concert repertoire, several important operas and the three classic ballets – Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker – that are performed by every ballet company the world over. Many of his compositions such as his First Piano Concerto and his Violin Concerto were originally savaged by his musical peers but the public disagreed and they are now ranked among the most popular and best loved works of the Romantic period. His short orchestral works have also become firm favourites and no popular concert would be complete without one or other of his Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture, the March Slave or the famous ‘1812’ Overture.
Extracts from all of these works, as well as from his greatest symphonies and concertos, are included in this album. Read less
Works on This Recording
Swan Lake, Op. 20: Pas de deux by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Christopher Warren-Green (Violin),
Robert Truman (Cello)
Written: 1875-1876; Russia
Length: 7 Minutes 50 Secs.
Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66: Valse by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Written: 1888-1889; Russia
Length: 4 Minutes 57 Secs.
Marche slave, Op. 31 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Written: 1876; Russia
Length: 9 Minutes 40 Secs.
1812 Overture, Op. 49: Finale by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Written: 1880; Russia
Length: 6 Minutes 2 Secs.
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