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Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 4, Etc / Doráti, London SO


Release Date: 08/13/1996 
Label:  Mercury Living Presence   Catalog #: 434373   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Peter Ilyich TchaikovskyAlexander Borodin
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Minneapolis Symphony OrchestraLondon Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 15 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

An electrifying charge of spiraling drama and rampant climax.

Like his compatriots Reiner and Solti, the once irascible Dorati had a reputation for driving musicians hard and making music intensely. Very Russian, very unsentimental, his Tchaikovsky Four is an electrifying charge of spiraling drama and rampant climax. Francesca da Rimini, artfully balancing form and pace with grace and ornament, but let down by close recording and a dry acoustic, encompasses a potentially greater volcanic experience. Performance: 5 (out of 5), Sound: 4 (out of 5)

-- Ates Orga, BBC Music Magazine
An electrifying charge of spiraling drama and rampant climax.

Like his compatriots Reiner and Solti, the once irascible Dorati had a reputation for driving musicians hard and making music intensely. Very Russian, very unsentimental, his Tchaikovsky Four is an electrifying charge of spiraling drama and rampant climax. Francesca da Rimini, artfully balancing form and pace with grace and ornament, but let down by close recording and a dry acoustic, encompasses a potentially greater volcanic experience. Performance: 5 (out of 5), Sound: 4 (out of 5)

-- Ates Orga, BBC Music Magazine
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Works on This Recording

1.
Francesca da Rimini, Op. 32 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Russia 
2.
Prince Igor: Overture by Alexander Borodin
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869-1887; Russia 
3.
Symphony no 4 in F minor, Op. 36 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1878; Russia 

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