Mravinsky Edition, Vol. 1

Release Date: 10/14/2016
Label: Profile
Catalog Number: PH15000
Conductor: Yevgeny Mravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble: Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 6

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Yevgeny Mravinsky rehearsed indefatigably and remorsely with the individual sections of the orchestra, kicking out anyone who did not meet his expectations and replacing him with the best. In the concert hall, Mravinsky was able to apply in technically perfect and precise manner his extremely finely graduated dynamic range, immense palette of tone colors and volcanic outbursts. He never gesticulated wildly and often did not even use a baton. His Philharmonic Orchestra coule measure itself with the best in the world. Mravinsky recorded in studioes from 1938 to 1961. His interpretations of Tchaikovsky set standards that hold to this day and his Shostakovich performances enjoy the intimate authority of the connoisseur, but he was also altogether at home in the standard Classical and Romantic repertoires. Only live recordings of Mravsinky's concerts exist after 1961 - and they document a great musician. Mravinsky was, in the words o fmusic commentator Norman Lebrecht, "the most capable of all Soviet conductors".
Works on This Recording
1. Symphony no 4 in F minor, Op. 36 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Yevgeny Mravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble: Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1877-1878 ; Russia
2. Symphony no 5 in E minor, Op. 64 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Yevgeny Mravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble: Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1888 ; Russia
3. Symphony no 6 in B minor, Op. 74 "Pathétique" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Yevgeny Mravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble: Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893 ; Russia
4. Symphony no 101 in D major, H 1 no 101 "Clock" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor: Yevgeny Mravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble: Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1793-1794 ; London, England
5. Symphony no 6 in B minor, Op. 54 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor: Yevgeny Mravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble: Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1939 ; USSR
6. Symphony no 39 in E flat major, K 543 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Yevgeny Mravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble: Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1788 ; Vienna, Austria
7. Symphony no 12 in D minor, Op. 112 "To the Memory of Lenin - 1917" by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor: Yevgeny Mravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble: Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1961 ; USSR
8. La mer by Claude Debussy
Conductor: Yevgeny Mravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble: Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1903-1905 ; France
9. Nocturnes (3) for Orchestra: no 1, Nuages by Claude Debussy
Conductor: Yevgeny Mravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble: Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1897-1899 ; France
10. Nocturnes (3) for Orchestra: no 2, Fêtes by Claude Debussy
Conductor: Yevgeny Mravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble: Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1897-1899 ; France
11. Pavane pour une infante défunte by Maurice Ravel
Conductor: Yevgeny Mravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble: Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1899 ; France
12. Boléro by Maurice Ravel
Conductor: Yevgeny Mravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble: Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1928 ; France
13. Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 83 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor: Yevgeny Mravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble: Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1878-1881 ; Austria
14. Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer: Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Conductor: Yevgeny Mravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble: Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
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