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Tchaikovsky: Symphonies No 1 & 2 / Schwarz, Seattle Symphony

Tchaikovsky / Seattle Symphony / Schwarz
Release Date: 12/18/2012 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8571225   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 17 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Written under difficult circumstances while he was employed at the Moscow Conservatory, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No 1 held the composer’s affection throughout his life as “a sin of my sweet youth”. The melodic richness and skillful orchestration in his later music can already be found in this and the Symphony No 2, which owes its subtitle to the use of folk music from the Ukraine, a region known as ‘Little Russia’. These youthful masterpieces are heard here “in performances full of grace and zest. Schwarz is a passionate advocate of this music, and it shows.” (The Seattle Times) Written under difficult circumstances while he was employed at the Moscow Conservatory, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No 1 held the composer’s affection throughout his life as “a sin of my sweet youth”. The melodic richness and skillful orchestration in his later music can already be found in this and the Symphony No 2, which owes its subtitle to the use of folk music from the Ukraine, a region known as ‘Little Russia’. These youthful masterpieces are heard here “in performances full of grace and zest. Schwarz is a passionate advocate of this music, and it shows.” (The Seattle Times) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 1 in G minor, Op. 13 "Winter daydreams" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1866/1874; Russia 
Venue:  Seattle Opera House, Seattle, Washington 
Length: 44 Minutes 19 Secs. 
2.
Symphony no 2 in C minor, Op. 17 "Little Russian" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Venue:  Seattle Opera House, Seattle, Washington 
Length: 33 Minutes 14 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Symphony No. 1 in G minor, Op. 13, "Winter Daydreams": I. Allegro tranquillo (Dreams of a Winter Journey)
Symphony No. 1 in G minor, Op. 13, "Winter Daydreams": II. Adagio cantabile ma non tanto (Land of Desolation, Land of Mists)
Symphony No. 1 in G minor, Op. 13, "Winter Daydreams": III. Scherzo: Allegro scherzando giocoso
Symphony No. 1 in G minor, Op. 13, "Winter Daydreams": IV. Finale: Andante lugubre - Allegro maestoso
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

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