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Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 4; Scriabin: Prometheus / Muti


Release Date: 06/27/2000 
Label:  Emi Seraphim Catalog #: 73737   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Peter Ilyich TchaikovskyAlexander Scriabin
Performer:  Dmitri Alexeev
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia OrchestraChoral Arts Society of Philadelphia
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 5 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"...Spacious sonics...impart an attractive, mysterious allure to Scriabin’s Prometheus. Muti’s curvaceous, sensual reading contrasts with the lean immediacy of the Ashkenazy/Maazel recording (Decca). Piano soloist Dmitri Alexeev darts in and out of the orchestral waterfall like the proverbial elusive butterfly. The wordless chorus emerges from out of nowhere, adjusting its massed “ahs” to blend in with the surroundings. Buy this disc if you want an inexpensive taste of Muti’s gorgeous Philadelphia Scriabin cycle." - Jed Distler, ClassicsToday.com "...Spacious sonics...impart an attractive, mysterious allure to Scriabin’s Prometheus. Muti’s curvaceous, sensual reading contrasts with the lean immediacy of the Ashkenazy/Maazel recording (Decca). Piano soloist Dmitri Alexeev darts in and out of the orchestral waterfall like the proverbial elusive butterfly. The wordless chorus emerges from out of nowhere, adjusting its massed “ahs” to blend in with the surroundings. Buy this disc if you want an inexpensive taste of Muti’s gorgeous Philadelphia Scriabin cycle." - Jed Distler, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 4 in F minor, Op. 36 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1878; Russia 
Length: 43 Minutes 48 Secs. 
2.
Prometheus, Op. 60 "Poem of Fire" by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Dmitri Alexeev (Piano)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra,  Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1908-1910; Russia 
Length: 20 Minutes 48 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Symphony No. 4 in F minor Op. 36: I. Andante sostenuto_Moderato con anima
Symphony No. 4 in F minor Op. 36: II. Andantino in modo di canzone
Symphony No. 4 in F minor Op. 36: III. Scherzo: Pizzicato ostinato, allegro
Symphony No. 4 in F minor Op. 36: IV. Allegro con fuoco
Prometheus, '(Le) poeme du feu' Op. 60

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Somewhat disappointing August 24, 2013 By Roland C. (Mount Pleasant, SC) See All My Reviews "Tchaikovsky and his patron, Nadezhda von Meck, referred to this work as "Their Symphony", implying an outstanding artistic creation. I found it to be anemic and colorless. Many will disagree. Everyone to his own taste." Report Abuse
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