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Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake (Highlights) / Yablonsky, Russian State Symphony

Tchaikovsky / Russian State Sym Orch / Yablonsky
Release Date: 09/25/2012 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8572932   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Dmitry Yablonsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian State Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Tchaikovsky was ideally equipped to write the music for the ballet Swan Lake. His gift for vivid theatricality, for lively, memorable melodies, and for rich characterisation was allied to a mastery of dance rhythms. These qualities were augmented by his command of orchestral colour. And yet early performances were disappointingly received. It was only after some structural and choreographic revisions in 1895, two years after the composer’s death, that the work was fully appreciated for the masterpiece that it is. Tchaikovsky was ideally equipped to write the music for the ballet Swan Lake. His gift for vivid theatricality, for lively, memorable melodies, and for rich characterisation was allied to a mastery of dance rhythms. These qualities were augmented by his command of orchestral colour. And yet early performances were disappointingly received. It was only after some structural and choreographic revisions in 1895, two years after the composer’s death, that the work was fully appreciated for the masterpiece that it is. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Swan Lake, Op. 20: Introduction by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Dmitry Yablonsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian State Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Russia 
2.
Swan Lake, Op. 20: no 1, Act 1 - Scène, Allegro giusto by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Dmitry Yablonsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian State Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Russia 
3.
Swan Lake, Op. 20: no 4, Act 1 - Pas de trois by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Dmitry Yablonsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian State Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Russia 
4.
Swan Lake, Op. 20: no 9, Act 1 - Finale by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Dmitry Yablonsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian State Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Russia 
5.
Swan Lake, Op. 20: no 13, Act 2 - Danses des cygnes by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Dmitry Yablonsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian State Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Russia 
6.
Swan Lake, Op. 20: no 11, Act 2 - Scène, moderato by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Dmitry Yablonsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian State Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Russia 
7.
Swan Lake, Op. 20: no 24, Act 3 - Scène, Allegro by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Dmitry Yablonsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian State Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Russia 
8.
Swan Lake, Op. 20: no 23, Act 3 - Mazurka by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Dmitry Yablonsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian State Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Russia 
9.
Swan Lake, Op. 20: no 26, Act 4 - Scène by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Dmitry Yablonsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian State Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Russia 
10.
Swan Lake, Op. 20: no 29, Act 4 - Scène finale by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Dmitry Yablonsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian State Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Russia 

Sound Samples

Swan Lake, Op. 20: Introduction
Swan Lake, Op. 20: Act I: Scene
Swan Lake, Op. 20: Act I: Waltz
Swan Lake, Op. 20: Act I: Pas de trois: Intrada
Swan Lake, Op. 20: Act I: Pas de trois: Allegro semplice - Presto
Swan Lake, Op. 20: Act I: Pas de trois: Moderato
Swan Lake, Op. 20: Act I: Pas de trois: Allegro
Swan Lake, Op. 20: Act I: Pas de trois: Coda: Allegro vivace
Swan Lake, Op. 20: Act I: Dance of the goblets
Swan Lake, Op. 20: Act I: Finale: Flight of the Swans
Swan Lake, Op. 20: Act II: Dances of the swans: I. Tempo di valse
Swan Lake, Op. 20: Act II: Dances of the swans: II. Moderato assai
Swan Lake, Op. 20: Act II: Dances of the swans: IV. Allegro moderato
Swan Lake, Op. 20: Act II: Dances of the swans: V. Andante- Allegro
Swan Lake, Op. 20: Act II: Dances of the swans: VII. Coda: Allegro vivace
Swan Lake, Op. 20: Act II: Scene: Moderato
Swan Lake, Op. 20: Act III: Allegro giusto
Swan Lake, Op. 20: Act III: Dance of the corps de ballet and dwarves
Swan Lake, Op. 20: Act III: Arrival of the guests and waltz
Swan Lake, Op. 20: Act III: Mazurka
Swan Lake, Op. 20: Act III: Scene: Allegro
Swan Lake, Op. 20: Act IV: Dance of the cygnets: Moderato
Swan Lake, Op. 20: Act IV: Scene: Allegro agitato
Swan Lake, Op. 20: Act IV: Finale

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