Tchaikovsky: Symphonies 1-6, Manfred Symphony, Overtures, Rococo variations

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PIOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY
Tchaikovsky: Symphonies 1-6, Manfred Symphony, Overtures, Rococo variations
Maxim Vengerov (violin) / London Philharmonic Orchestra, Mstislav Rostropovich

[ Warner Classics / 6 CD Box Set ]

Release Date: Wednesday 1 March 2017

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"Love and charm are among the many qualities which distinguish this richly enjoyable set of the Tchaikovsky Symphonies," wrote Gramophone of the cycle that forms the heart of this collection. Mstislav Rostropovich, like Tchaikovsky, represents the very soul of Russian music. Stepping down from the conductor's podium, he returns to the cello for the Rococo Variations, the composer's tribute to the spirit of the 18th century.

"Rostropovich goes again for a broad, epic view, which provides some interesting alternative approaches to this music, including the slowest version of the Finale which I have heard. Instead of trying to barrel through the movement with sheer momentum, Rostropovich gives it space, letting every section make a strong, declamatory impact, which starts to make all "normal" renditions of the movement facile." (MusicWeb on the Manfred)

Tracks:

Symphonies Nos. 1-6 (complete)
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Mstislav Rostropovich

Romeo & Juliet - Fantasy Overture
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Mstislav Rostropovich

Francesca da Rimini, Op. 32
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Mstislav Rostropovich

Manfred Symphony, Op. 58
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Mstislav Rostropovich

Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33
Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)
Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa

Sérénade Mélancolique for Violin & Orchestra in B minor, Op. 26
Maxim Vengerov (violin)
London Symphony Orchestra, Mstislav Rostropovich

1812 Overture, Op. 49
National Symphony Orchestra, Mstislav Rostropovich