[ Decca / 7 CD Box Set ]
Release Date: Friday 20 September 2019
Following new research, Semyon Bychkov and the Czech Philharmonic present a stunning interpretation of Tchaikovsky's orchestral repertoire
This 7-CD collection marks the orchestra's first major undertaking with Bychkov, their newly appointed Chief Conductor and Music Director The release is supported by an extensive touring plan in 2019, with a BBC Prom and Tchaikovsky residencies in Tokyo, Vienna, Paris and Prague
Kirill Gerstein performs all three piano concertos, "...the best pianist in the world for Tchaikovsky's concertos", ★★★★★ - The Independent
"What is this music that we love so deeply if not our beloved friend? I've loved Tchaikovsky's music ever since I can remember. Like all first loves this one never died" [Semyon Bychkov]
"Bychkov's Russian roots make him mindful of Tchaikovsky's classicism, the emotion always 'contained' until it can be contained no more. The explosive development section is a controlled panic attack, classical in form, neurotic in nature…a very fine performance…and supplemented by a Romeo and Juliet of similar qualities - keen and articulate in strife, rich in romance. And it feels personal in a way that the warm, homespun playing of the Czech Philharmonic only accentuates" Gramophone Editor's Choice Oct 2016 [Symphony No 6]
Symphony No. 1 in G minor, Op. 13 'Winter Daydreams'
Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Op. 17 'Little Russian'
Symphony No. 3 in D major, Op. 29 'Polish'
Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36
Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64
Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 'Pathétique'
Manfred Symphony, Op. 58
Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23
Piano Concerto No. 2 in G major, Op. 44
Piano Concerto No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 75
Romeo & Juliet - Fantasy Overture
Francesca da Rimini, Op. 32
Serenade for strings in C major, Op. 48