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Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 'pathetique'; Romeo And Juliet

Tchaikovksy / Swedish Chamber Orch / Dausgaard
Release Date: 09/25/2012 
Label:  Bis   Catalog #: 1959   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Thomas Dausgaard
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Multi 
Length: 1 Hours 2 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

These two works from either end of Pyotr Tchaikovsky's career are linked by their tragic endings - the Sixth Symphony with its concluding Adagio lamentoso descending into the deep and gloomy catacombs of a low string sound, and the 'Fantasy Overture' Romeo and Juliet closing with a funeral march. Both of them much-loved staples in the concert halls of the world, they appear here in 'Opening Doors' - the series conceived by Thomas Dausgaard and his Swedish Chamber Orchestra in order to provide the opportunity of hearing large-scale Romantic symphonic works in a new way, with the clarity that a chamber orchestra can offer. Begun in 2006, the Opening Doors project includes a full cycle of Schumann's symphonies ('the most perceptive Schumann Read more cycle in over three decades', International Record Review), Dvo?ák's 'New World Symphony' ('yet another orchestral gem', klassik.com), and Symphony No. 2 by Bruckner ('perfectly paced and balanced - and the small orchestra is all to the good in making Bruckner's stark originality clear', BBC Music Magazine). These are now joined by Tchaikovsky's last symphony - completed only a couple of months before the composer's death in 1893 - a work which to many is the archetype of a true Romantic symphony. Read less

Works on This Recording

Symphony no 6 in B minor, Op. 74 "Pathétique" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Thomas Dausgaard
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Russia 
Date of Recording: 09/2011 
Venue:  Örebro Concert Hall, Sweden 
Length: 42 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Romeo and Juliet Overture by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Thomas Dausgaard
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869/1880; Russia 
Date of Recording: 09/2011 
Venue:  Örebro Concert Hall, Sweden 
Length: 19 Minutes 16 Secs. 

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