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Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 1; Stravinsky: The Firebird Suite / Svetlanov

Tchaikovsky / Stravinsky / Svetlanov / Bbso / Pao
Release Date: 02/22/2011 
Label:  Ica Classics   Catalog #: 5007   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Peter Ilyich TchaikovskyIgor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Yevgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony OrchestraPhilharmonia Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The performance of Tchaikovsky's Symphony No.1 in April 2002 with the BBCSO was the last concert he gave before his death two months later. Svetlanov's studio made Tchaikovsky recordings with the USSR Symphony Orchestra for Melodiya in the 1960's were the cornerstones of the catalogue at the time and he brings an unqualified authority to the Barbican concert recorded here. Svetlanov’s account of Stravinsky's Firebird is superbly detailed and imaginative with the Philharmonia in tremendous form. The digital sound recorded in the Barbican for both performances is totally natural and warm. These live recordings are issued for the first time on CD. The performance of Tchaikovsky's Symphony No.1 in April 2002 with the BBCSO was the last concert he gave before his death two months later. Svetlanov's studio made Tchaikovsky recordings with the USSR Symphony Orchestra for Melodiya in the 1960's were the cornerstones of the catalogue at the time and he brings an unqualified authority to the Barbican concert recorded here. Svetlanov’s account of Stravinsky's Firebird is superbly detailed and imaginative with the Philharmonia in tremendous form. The digital sound recorded in the Barbican for both performances is totally natural and warm. These live recordings are issued for the first time on CD. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 1 in G minor, Op. 13 "Winter daydreams" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Yevgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1866/1874; Russia 
Date of Recording: 4/19/2002 
Venue:  Live 
2.
Firebird Suite by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Yevgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919/1945;   
Date of Recording: 6/5/1996 
Venue:  Live 

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