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Essential Tchaikovsky


Release Date: 02/15/2011 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 07149   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Mikhail PletnevVladimir SpivakovLucia PoppVag Papian,   ... 
Conductor:  Vladimir FedoseyevRiccardo MutiHerbert von KarajanMstislav Rostropovich,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 35 Mins. 

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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. Read more 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

1.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23: 1st movement, Allegro non troppo - Excerpt(s) by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
Conductor:  Vladimir Fedoseyev
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874-1875; Russia 
Length: 3 Minutes 37 Secs. 
2.
Symphony no 4 in F minor, Op. 36: 1st movement, Andante sostenuto - Excerpt(s) by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1878; Russia 
Length: 5 Minutes 15 Secs. 
3.
Symphony no 5 in E minor, Op. 64: 2nd movement, Andante cantabile - Excerpt(s) by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; Russia 
Length: 6 Minutes 28 Secs. 
4.
Symphony no 6 in B minor, Op. 74 "Pathétique": 3rd movement, March - Allegro molto vivace by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Mstislav Rostropovich
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Russia 
Length: 9 Minutes 4 Secs. 
5.
Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35: 1st movement, Allegro - Excerpt(s) by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Vladimir Spivakov (Violin)
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Russia 
Length: 6 Minutes 46 Secs. 
6.
Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48: 2nd movement, Waltz by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Russia 
Length: 3 Minutes 41 Secs. 
7.
Eugene Onegin, Op. 24: Tatiana's letter scene by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Lucia Popp ()
Conductor:  Stefan Soltesz
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1878; Russia 
Length: 4 Minutes 19 Secs. 
8.
Souvenir d'un lieu cher, Op. 42: no 3, Mélodie by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Vag Papian (Piano), Maxim Vengerov (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Russia 
Length: 3 Minutes 48 Secs. 
9.
Eugene Onegin, Op. 24: Polonaise by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1878; Russia 
Length: 4 Minutes 39 Secs. 
10.
Swan Lake, Op. 20: Act 2 - Scène by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  John Lanchbery
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Russia 
Length: 2 Minutes 33 Secs. 
11.
Swan Lake, Op. 20: no 27, Act 4 - Danse des petits cygnes by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  John Lanchbery
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Russia 
Length: 1 Minutes 29 Secs. 
12.
Swan Lake, Op. 20: Pas de deux by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Christopher Warren-Green (Violin), Robert Truman (Cello)
Conductor:  John Lanchbery
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Russia 
Length: 7 Minutes 50 Secs. 
13.
Swan Lake, Op. 20: no 21, Act 3 - Danse espagnole by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  John Lanchbery
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Russia 
Length: 2 Minutes 35 Secs. 
14.
Swan Lake, Op. 20: no 23, Act 3 - Mazurka by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  John Lanchbery
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Russia 
Length: 3 Minutes 18 Secs. 
15.
Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66: no 9a, Act 1 - Pas d'action "'Rose Adagio" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  John Lanchbery
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888-1889; Russia 
Length: 6 Minutes 40 Secs. 
16.
Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66: Valse by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  John Lanchbery
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888-1889; Russia 
Length: 4 Minutes 57 Secs. 
17.
Nutcracker, Op. 71: no 2, Act 1 - March of the Wooden Soldiers by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  John Lanchbery
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1892; Russia 
Length: 2 Minutes 28 Secs. 
18.
Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a: no 3, Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  John Lanchbery
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Russia 
Length: 2 Minutes 25 Secs. 
19.
Nutcracker, Op. 71: no 12d, Act 2 - Russian Dance "Trepak" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  John Lanchbery
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1892; Russia 
Length: 1 Minutes 13 Secs. 
20.
Nutcracker, Op. 71: no 12a, Act 2 - Spanish Dance "Chocolate" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  John Lanchbery
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1892; Russia 
Length: 1 Minutes 13 Secs. 
21.
Nutcracker, Op. 71: no 12b, Act 2 - Arabian Dance "Coffee" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  John Lanchbery
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1892; Russia 
Length: 3 Minutes 38 Secs. 
22.
Nutcracker, Op. 71: no 12c, Act 2 - Chinese Dance "Tea" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  John Lanchbery
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1892; Russia 
Length: 1 Minutes 2 Secs. 
23.
Nutcracker, Op. 71: no 12e, Act 2 - Dance of the Flutes "Toy Trumpets" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  John Lanchbery
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1892; Russia 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
24.
Nutcracker, Op. 71: no 13, Act 2 - Waltz of the Flowers by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  John Lanchbery
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1892; Russia 
Length: 7 Minutes 29 Secs. 
25.
Romeo and Juliet Overture: Excerpt(s) by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869/1880; Russia 
Length: 5 Minutes 40 Secs. 
26.
Songs (6), Op. 73: no 3, In this moonlight by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Nicolai Gedda (), Jan Eyron (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Russia 
Length: 1 Minutes 36 Secs. 
27.
Queen of Spades, Op. 68: Midnight is nearing (Lisa's Aria) by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Lucia Popp ()
Conductor:  Stefan Soltesz
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; Russia 
Length: 5 Minutes 19 Secs. 
28.
Quartet for Strings no 1 in D major, Op. 11: 2nd movement, Andante cantabile by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Length: 7 Minutes 46 Secs. 
29.
Songs (6), Op. 6: no 6, None but the lonely heart by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Boris Christoff (), Gaston Marchésini (Cello), Alexandre Labinsky (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869; Russia 
Length: 3 Minutes 18 Secs. 
30.
Marche slave, Op. 31 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  André Previn
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Russia 
Length: 9 Minutes 40 Secs. 
31.
Songs (6), Op. 73: no 6, Again, as before, alone by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Galina Vishnevskaya (), Mstislav Rostropovich (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Russia 
Length: 2 Minutes 54 Secs. 
32.
Les saisons, Op. 37b: no 6, Juin "Barcarolle" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Length: 4 Minutes 37 Secs. 
33.
Les saisons, Op. 37b: no 12, Décembre "Noël" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Length: 4 Minutes 1 Secs. 
34.
Capriccio italien, Op. 45: Finale by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Russia 
Length: 5 Minutes 31 Secs. 
35.
1812 Overture, Op. 49: Finale by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Russia 
Length: 6 Minutes 2 Secs. 

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