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Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 2, Rococo Variations, Andante Cantabile / Elschenbroich, Kitayenko

Tchaikovsky / Guerzenich-orchester Koeln
Release Date: 01/29/2013 
Label:  Oehms   Catalog #: 669   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Leonard Elschenbroich
Conductor:  Dmitri Kitayenko
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Gürzenich Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 2 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The magic of genuine Russian folk music, Tchaikovsky’s Second Symphony bears the epithet “Little Russian” not due to its slight scale (although it is indeed the shortest of his six symphonies), but because many of its themes originate in “Little Russia”. In the territory of the Tsar, this was the designation for a region known abroad as “Ruthenia”, the present-day Ukraine. The recording is complemented by the famous Rococo Variations with the young cellist Leonard Elschenbroich. OehmsClassics is proud to be able to continue this cycle – the recordings have received high praise and are already being considered reference recordings by some media representatives. - Oehms (translated from German text) The magic of genuine Russian folk music, Tchaikovsky’s Second Symphony bears the epithet “Little Russian” not due to its slight scale (although it is indeed the shortest of his six symphonies), but because many of its themes originate in “Little Russia”. In the territory of the Tsar, this was the designation for a region known abroad as “Ruthenia”, the present-day Ukraine. The recording is complemented by the famous Rococo Variations with the young cellist Leonard Elschenbroich. OehmsClassics is proud to be able to continue this cycle – the recordings have received high praise and are already being considered reference recordings by some media representatives. - Oehms (translated from German text) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Variations for Cello and Orchestra on a Rococo theme, Op. 33 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Leonard Elschenbroich (Cello)
Conductor:  Dmitri Kitayenko
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Gürzenich Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Russia 
2.
Andante cantabile for Cello and Strings, Op. 11 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Leonard Elschenbroich (Cello)
Conductor:  Dmitri Kitayenko
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Gürzenich Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1886-88; Russia 
3.
Symphony no 2 in C minor, Op. 17 "Little Russian" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Dmitri Kitayenko
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Gürzenich Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 

Sound Samples

Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Op. 17, "Little Russian": I. Andante sostenuto - Allegro vivo
Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Op. 17, "Little Russian": II. Andantino marziale, quasi moderato
Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Op. 17, "Little Russian": III. Scherzo and Trio: Allegro molto vivace
Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Op. 17, "Little Russian": IV. Finale: Moderato assai - Allegro vivo
Variations on a Rococo Theme in A major, Op. 33: Theme: Moderato quasi andante
Variations on a Rococo Theme in A major, Op. 33: Variation 1
Variations on a Rococo Theme in A major, Op. 33: Variation 2
Variations on a Rococo Theme in A major, Op. 33: Variation 3
Variations on a Rococo Theme in A major, Op. 33: Variation 4
Variations on a Rococo Theme in A major, Op. 33: Variation 5
Variations on a Rococo Theme in A major, Op. 33: Variation 6
Variations on a Rococo Theme in A major, Op. 33: Variation 7
String Quartet No. 1 in D major, Op. 11 (version for cello and string orchestra): String Quartet No. 1 in D major, Op. 11: II. Andante cantabile (version for cello and string orchestra)

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