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Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 2, Romeo & Juliet / Masur, Leipzig


Release Date: 05/01/1992 
Label:  Teldec   Catalog #: 44943   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 52 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"...A most refreshing account of Romeo and Juliet, passionate and direct without a hint of vulgarity, which sets the seal on an issue which gets better and better as it goes along... [In Symphony no 2] Masur seems no longer content simply to draw strong and refined playing from his Leipzig orchestra, and begins to lift rhythms in a way generally missing earlier. The end of the finale—with the coda taken very fast, and with an extra accelerando—is as exciting as any, flouting good manners..." -- Edward Greenfield, Gramophone [5/1991] "...A most refreshing account of Romeo and Juliet, passionate and direct without a hint of vulgarity, which sets the seal on an issue which gets better and better as it goes along... [In Symphony no 2] Masur seems no longer content simply to draw strong and refined playing from his Leipzig orchestra, and begins to lift rhythms in a way generally missing earlier. The end of the finale—with the coda taken very fast, and with an extra accelerando—is as exciting as any, flouting good manners..." -- Edward Greenfield, Gramophone [5/1991] Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 2 in C minor, Op. 17 "Little Russian" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Date of Recording: 03/1990 
Venue:  Neues Gewandhaus, Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 33 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Russia (1872).
Composition revised: Russia (1880). 
2.
Romeo and Juliet Overture by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869/1880; Russia 
Date of Recording: 03/1990 
Venue:  Neues Gewandhaus, Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 18 Minutes 44 Secs. 

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