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Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake (Highlights) / Yablonsky, Russian State Symphony

Tchaikovsky / Russian State Sym Orch / Yablonsky
Release Date: 09/25/2012 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8572932   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Dmitry Yablonsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian State Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Tchaikovsky was ideally equipped to write the music for the ballet Swan Lake. His gift for vivid theatricality, for lively, memorable melodies, and for rich characterisation was allied to a mastery of dance rhythms. These qualities were augmented by his command of orchestral colour. And yet early performances were disappointingly received. It was only after some structural and choreographic revisions in 1895, two years after the composer’s death, that the work was fully appreciated for the masterpiece that it is. Tchaikovsky was ideally equipped to write the music for the ballet Swan Lake. His gift for vivid theatricality, for lively, memorable melodies, and for rich characterisation was allied to a mastery of dance rhythms. These qualities were augmented by his command of orchestral colour. And yet early performances were disappointingly received. It was only after some structural and choreographic revisions in 1895, two years after the composer’s death, that the work was fully appreciated for the masterpiece that it is. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Swan Lake, Op. 20: Introduction by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Dmitry Yablonsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian State Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Russia 
2.
Swan Lake, Op. 20: no 1, Act 1 - Scčne, Allegro giusto by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Dmitry Yablonsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian State Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Russia 
3.
Swan Lake, Op. 20: no 4, Act 1 - Pas de trois by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Dmitry Yablonsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian State Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Russia 
4.
Swan Lake, Op. 20: no 9, Act 1 - Finale by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Dmitry Yablonsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian State Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Russia 
5.
Swan Lake, Op. 20: no 13, Act 2 - Danses des cygnes by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Dmitry Yablonsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian State Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Russia 
6.
Swan Lake, Op. 20: no 11, Act 2 - Scčne, moderato by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Dmitry Yablonsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian State Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Russia 
7.
Swan Lake, Op. 20: no 24, Act 3 - Scčne, Allegro by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Dmitry Yablonsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian State Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Russia 
8.
Swan Lake, Op. 20: no 23, Act 3 - Mazurka by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Dmitry Yablonsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian State Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Russia 
9.
Swan Lake, Op. 20: no 26, Act 4 - Scčne by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Dmitry Yablonsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian State Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Russia 
10.
Swan Lake, Op. 20: no 29, Act 4 - Scčne finale by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Dmitry Yablonsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian State Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Russia 

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