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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Markevitch matches the best available, with the adrenalin running free, a fine understanding of the music and a spontaneous Tchaikovskian feeling pervading the music-making throughout.
Markevitch recorded a complete cycle of Tchaikovsky symphonies with the LSO for Philips between 1962 and 1966. As time went by they were overshadowed by both the Karajan and Haitink sets... The recording was always brilliant and resonantly full with fine deep brass sonorities; now it is that bit clearer, yet the strings remain rounded and the ambient bloom is retained... Overall, these performances match the best available, with the adrenalin running free, a fine understanding of the music and a spontaneous Tchaikovskian feeling pervading
the music-making throughout... The intensity of No. 6 (Pathetique) is in no doubt: the first movement presses on with passionate energy, the central movements are well contrasted—the scherzo/march ebullient—and the finale is often elegiac in feeling without loss of passion. Throughout the set the LSO's playing is both committed and polished.
-- Gramophone [3/1991]
reviewing this performance previously reissued as part of Philips 426848
Works on This Recording
Symphony no 6 in B minor, Op. 74 "Pathétique" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
London Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1893; Russia
Date of Recording: 01/1962
Length: 45 Minutes 44 Secs.
Hamlet Overture, Op. 67 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
New Philharmonia Orchestra
Written: 1888; Russia
Date of Recording: 06/1967
Length: 18 Minutes 18 Secs.
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