«Tchaikovsky: Symphonies Nos. 1-6 And Orchestral Works»
|Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky||
Capriccio italien, Op. 45,
Dmitri the Pretender and Vassily Shuisky, incidental music (Introduction to Act I; Mazurka),
Elegy for strings,
Entr’acte and Dances of the Chambermaids (from the opera The Voyevoda, Op. 3),
Eugene Onegin (extracts),
Festival Overture on the Danish National Anthem, Op. 15,
Francesca da Rimini, Op. 32,
Overture in F major,
Romeo & Juliet – Fantasy Overture,
Serenade for Nikolai Rubinstein's name-day,
Serenade for strings in C major, Op. 48,
Symphonies Nos. 1-6 (complete),
Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64,
The Snow Maiden, Op. 12,
The Storm Overture (Groza), Op.76.
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra – Neeme Jarvi.
BIS are delighted to present a boxed set of Tchaikovsky’s Symphonies and other works. The recording have been well received. Symphony No.2 ‘Little Russian’ was hailed by Gramophone as ‘an outstanding performance…beautifully played and paced and immaculately recorded’ and No.3 ‘Polish’ of which, to quote International Record Review, Järvi presented ‘a free-flowing account that places choreographic elegance before symphonic muscle.’ Besides the six numbered symphonies, this ample selection (more than 7 hours of playing time) includes favourites such as Francesca da Rimini, Capriccio italien and Serenade for Strings as well as rarities, including rarely recorded extracts from the opera The Voyevoda and the incidental music to Dmitri the Pretender and Vassily Shuisky. The recordings remain available on the original discs as Hybrid SACDs with a Surround Sound option.