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Chill With Tchaikovsky


Release Date: 07/20/2004 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8556785   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Vytautas SondeckisIlona PrunyiIdil BiretMariko Honda,   ... 
Conductor:  Andrew MogreliaDavid GeringasMichael HalászPhilippe Entremont,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak State Philharmonic OrchestraLithuanian Chamber OrchestraSlovak Philharmonic Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 1 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky may be best remembered for the Nutcracker Suite. Not surprisingly, four dances from that ballet are included on CHILL WITH TCHAIKOVSKY. However, Tchaikovsky's symphonies are equally compelling.
For example, the "Pathetique" from Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6 is performed exquisitely here by the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra. Elegant yet melancholic, it invokes a plethora of emotions. A series of love themes make up the movement, and in many ways, this sorrowful work portends the composer's own death. (He died only nine days after the work was premiered.) Other pieces on this recording include the ever-charming "Valse Sentimentale in F Minor, Op. 51 No. 6," which illustrates the range of Tchaikovsky's
Read more music. Criticized during his lifetime for not drawing strictly from Russian themes, this waltz highlights the composer's ability to write in the French impressionist style. Tchaikovsky ultimately embraced universal compositional devices and often disregarded regionalism and nationalist dogma. Thankfully, his diverse musical vision is captured on this smart collection. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66: no 3, Prologue - Scčne dansante by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888-1889; Russia 
Length: 4 Minutes 46 Secs. 
2. Morceaux (6) for Piano, Op. 19: no 4, Nocturne in C sharp minor by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Vytautas Sondeckis (Cello)
Conductor:  David Geringas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873; Russia 
Length: 4 Minutes 48 Secs. 
3. Nutcracker, Op. 71: no 12b, Act 2 - Arabian Dance "Coffee" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1892; Russia 
Length: 2 Minutes 53 Secs. 
4. Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a: no 6, Chinese Dance by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Russia 
Length: 1 Minutes 11 Secs. 
5. Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a: no 7, Dance of the Reeds by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Russia 
Length: 2 Minutes 22 Secs. 
6. Morceaux (12) for Piano, Op. 40: no 2, Chanson triste by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Ilona Prunyi (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Russia 
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs. 
7. Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48: 2nd movement, Waltz by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Philippe Entremont
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Russia 
Length: 3 Minutes 52 Secs. 
8. Symphony no 6 in B minor, Op. 74 "Pathétique": 2nd movement, Allegro con grazia by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Antoni Wit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Russia 
Length: 8 Minutes 37 Secs. 
9. Swan Lake, Op. 20: Act 2 - Scčne by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Russia 
Length: 2 Minutes 35 Secs. 
10. Album pour enfants, Op. 39: no 21, Douce ręverie by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Russia 
Length: 2 Minutes 33 Secs. 
11. Concerto for Violin in D, Op. 35: 2nd movement, Canzonetta by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Mariko Honda (Violin)
Conductor:  Keith Clark
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Russia 
Length: 7 Minutes 20 Secs. 
12. Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a: no 3, Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Russia 
Length: 1 Minutes 47 Secs. 
13. Pieces (6) for Piano, Op. 51: no 6, Valse sentimentale by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  János Bálint (Flute), Nora Mercz (Harp)
Period: Romantic 
Length: 2 Minutes 45 Secs. 
14. Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23: 2nd movement, Andantino semplice by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Bernd Glemser (Piano)
Conductor:  Antoni Wit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874-1875; Russia 
Length: 7 Minutes 44 Secs. 
15. Snow Maiden, Op. 12: Spring Fairy by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Igor Golovchin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Symphony Orchestra,  Moscow Capella
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873; Russia 
Length: 4 Minutes 59 Secs. 

Sound Samples

The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66: Entrance of the Good Fairies
6 Morceaux, Op. 19 (arr. for cello and orchestra): Nocturne in C sharp minor, Op. 19. No. 4
The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a: Nutcracker: Danse arabe
The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a: Nutcracker: Danse chinoise
The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a: Nutcracker: Danse des mirlitons
12 Morceaux, Op. 40: No.2. Chanson triste in G minor
Serenade in C major, Op. 48: Serenade for Strings: Waltzer
The Snow Maiden, Op. 12: Declamation of the Fairy of Spring
Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74, "Pathetique": II. Allegro con grazia
Swan Lake, Op. 20: Swan Lake: Scene
Album for the Young, Op. 39: No. 21. Sweet dreams
Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35: II. Canzonetta: Andante
The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a: Nutcracker: Danse de la fee
6 Morceaux, Op. 51 (arr. for flute and harp): Valse sentimentale in F minor, Op. 51, No. 6
Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23: Andantino semplice - Prestissimo - Tempo 1

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