Leonard Bernstein conducts Tchaikovsky

Release Date: 3/13/2020
Label: Sony
Catalog Number: 19439709652
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
Number of Discs: 5

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Leonard Bernstein led his New York players in electrifying recordings of the complete Tchaikovsky symphonies in the 1960s and early 70s. This cycle for American Columbia includes Bernstein’s only versions on disc of the first three symphonies as well as superb performances of No. 4 – “Big, rich, boldly colorful engineering does justice to … its impulsive opening movement, dazzling scherzo, and ebullient finale” (ClassicsToday) – and No. 6: “There have been some high-powered Pathétique performances on record, but none higher-powered than this. Bernstein excels himself … The recording is bright and brilliant to match the interpretation” (Gramophone). The new 5-album reissue also contains the composer’s other popular orchestral works, including Romeo and Juliet, Francesca da Rimini, the “1812” Overture, Marche slave and “Hamlet” Fantasy.
Works on This Recording
1. Symphony no 1 in G minor, Op. 13 "Winter daydreams" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic
Written: 1866/1874 ; Russia
2. Symphony no 2 in C minor, Op. 17 "Little Russian" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic
3. Symphony no 3 in D major, Op. 29 "Polish" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic
Written: 1875 ; Russia
4. Romeo and Juliet Overture by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic
Written: 1869/1880 ; Russia
5. Symphony no 4 in F minor, Op. 36 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic
Written: 1877-1878 ; Russia
6. Francesca da Rimini, Op. 32 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic
Written: 1876 ; Russia
7. Symphony no 5 in E minor, Op. 64 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic
Written: 1888 ; Russia
8. Marche slave, Op. 31 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic
Written: 1876 ; Russia
9. 1812 Overture, Op. 49 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic
Written: 1880 ; Russia
10. Symphony no 6 in B minor, Op. 74 "Pathétique" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893 ; Russia
11. Hamlet Overture, Op. 67 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic
Written: 1888 ; Russia
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