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Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 5 / Gergiev, Wiener Philharmoniker

Release Date: 04/13/1999 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 462905   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 46 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The 1990s were good to Valery Gergiev. With the seemingly boundless support of Philips Classics, he cemented his position as the premier interpreter of Russian music on the international scene. With the Kirov Opera he turned out a string of masterful recordings of great Russian operas which capture the works' essences as few others have managed.
Here he makes his first recorded foray into the symphonies of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, and the result is astounding. Captured at a concert of the Salzburg Festival in 1998, this Tchaikovsky Fifth is simply one of the finest on record--Gergiev brings out every ounce of fire and emotion, and the Vienna players respond with a burnished sound and committed performance which may make you think you've
Read more never really heard the "Tchaik 5" before. From the whisper of the opening to the blazing finale, Gergiev and the Vienna Philharmonic will stun you as they did the Salzburg audience which erupts with praise after the final note. Read less

Works on This Recording

Symphony no 5 in E minor, Op. 64 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; Russia 
Date of Recording: 07/1998 
Venue:  Live  Great Festival Hall, Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 46 Minutes 4 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Symphony No.5 in E minor, Op.64: 1. Andante - Allegro con anima
Symphony No.5 in E minor, Op.64: 2. Andante cantabile, con alcuna licenza - Moderato con anima
Symphony No.5 in E minor, Op.64: 3. Valse (Allegro moderato)
Symphony No.5 in E minor, Op.64: 4. Finale (Andante maestoso - Allegro vivace)

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