[ Sony RCA Original Masters / 12 CD Box Set ]
Release Date: Sunday 16 December 2018
Available for the first time, this set from the Sony Classical Masters series features Eugene Ormandy conducting The Philadelphia Orchestra in the works of Tchaikovsky, including Symphonies 1-7, Piano and Violin Concertos, and Ballet Suites.
"Eugene Ormandy's 1962 Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 7 is actually a reconstruction by Sergei Bogatyryev of a symphony Tchaikovsky began before the Pathétique and later abandoned, has had scant recorded presence. Ormandy's easily is the most compelling. The Symphony had only recently been completed, and the excitement of discovery is present in every bar of his reading. The Philadelphia Orchestra is pretty excited too, as the players launch into this music with their characteristic finesse.
Variations on a Rococo Theme of course is pure Tchaikovsky, and Leonard Rose offers a superb rendition of the solo cello part. This, along with Ormandy's fleet and sensitive conducting make the work engaging in a way that most comfortably bland performances do not...both recordings feature bright and clear stereo sound, with the Variations quite vivid and spacious" ClassicsToday on Symphony No 7 & Rococo Variations
Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture, Op. 49
Tchaikovsky: Andante Cantabile (from String Quartet No. 1 in D Op. 11)
Tchaikovsky: Capriccio italien, Op. 45
Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini, Op. 32
Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony, Op. 58
Tchaikovsky: Marche slave, Op. 31
Tchaikovsky: None but the lonely heart, Op. 6 No. 6
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 2 in G major, Op. 44
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 75
Tchaikovsky: Polonaise (from Eugene Onegin, Op. 24)
Tchaikovsky: Romeo & Juliet - Fantasy Overture
Tchaikovsky: Serenade for strings in C major, Op. 48
Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty, Suite, Op. 66a
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op. 20 Suite
Tchaikovsky: Symphonies Nos. 1-6
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 1 in G minor, Op. 13 'Winter Daydreams'
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Op. 17 'Little Russian'
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 3 in D major, Op. 29 'Polish'
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 'Pathétique'
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 7 in E flat major, completed Bogatryryev
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker Ballet, Op. 71 (Excerpts)
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, Op. 71 (Act II)
Tchaikovsky: The Seasons, Op. 37b: June (Barcarolle)
Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35
Tchaikovsky: Waltz from Eugene Onegin, Op. 24