Tchaikovsky: The Symphonies & Tone Poems [7 CD set]

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PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOSVKY
Tchaikovsky: The Symphonies & Tone Poems [7 CD set]
Russian National Orchestra, Mikhail Pletnev

[ Deutsche Grammophon Collector's Edition / 7 CD Box Set ]

Release Date: Wednesday 1 August 2012

Pletnev's poised yet thrilling 1996 cycle is complemented on this box-set by the "Manfred" Symphony and a comprehensive selection of the Symphonic Poems.

"All the innate aristocratic feeling Tchaikovsky could ask for . . . very fine and well-detailed sound" The Penguin Guide

"there is a choir-like blend and evenness of tone from the top to the bottom of the orchestra (brass contributions, in particular, are rounded and sonorous); and it's a very Russian-sounding 'choir' in that, time after time, your attention is caught by the colour, richness and definition of the orchestra's basses, whether bass trombone, tuba, bassoon or string basses (and the cavernous bell-like boom of the gong must rate a mention)." Gramophone

For the first time in one collection: Pletnev's acclaimed survey of Tchaikovsky symphonies and symphonic poems.

Tracks:

Symphonies Nos. 1-6 (complete)
Manfred Symphony, Op. 58
Marche slave, Op. 31
Festival Overture on the Danish National Anthem, Op. 15
Fatum, Op. 77
1812 Overture, Op. 49
Romeo & Juliet - Fantasy Overture
Francesca da Rimini, Op. 32
Hamlet - Fantasy overture, Op. 67
The Voyevoda, symphonic ballad Op. 78
Capriccio italien, Op. 45
The Tempest, Op. 18

Graham Abbott explores the powerful and emotive symphonies of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.