Tchaikovsky – Swan Lake

State Academic Symphony - GASO

19.9933.49
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Original Recording Format: DSD 64

Swan Lake is the first of the three great ballets that Tchaikovsky wrote, and arguably the most famous. The piece is mainly known in the shape it obtained in 1895, when it became a classic in the choreography of Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov. That “imperial” version strayed from Tchaikovsky’s world premiere score, with several cuts, abridgements and displacements. This high definition recording presents the work as it was heard during the 1877 world premiere performance, highlighting the extraordinary symphonic qualities of Tchaikovsky’s original conception.

“To me, it is one of Tchaikovsky’s greatest achievements that he brought this symphonic dimension to the ballet, without compromising the lightness of texture and the greatness of the melodic invention. It is still great ballet music, but also a great symphonic score, and I hope this recording will fully lift out this symphonic quality of the music.” – Vladimir Jurowski

Swan Lake is performed by the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia “Evgeny Svetlanov” led by its Artistic Director Vladimir Jurowski. Jurowski has recorded extensively for PENTATONE and has received enthusiastic critical acclaim.

Tracklist

1.
Swan Lake ACT 1 - Opening
02:44
2.
Swan Lake ACT 1 - No.1 Scene
03:06
3.
Swan Lake ACT 1 - No.2 Valse
07:27
4.
Swan Lake ACT 1 - No.3 Scene
04:00
5.
Swan Lake ACT 1 - No.4 Pas de trois, Intrada
02:19
6.
Swan Lake ACT 1 - No.4 Pas de trois, II
02:53
7.
Swan Lake ACT 1 - No.4 Pas de trois, III
01:16
8.
Swan Lake ACT 1 - No.4 Pas de trois, IV
01:28
9.
Swan Lake ACT 1 - No.4 Pas de trois, V
01:07
10.
Swan Lake ACT 1 - No.4 Pas de trois, VI, Coda
01:47
11.
Swan Lake ACT 1 - No.5 Pas de deux
02:35
12.
Swan Lake ACT 1 - No.5 Pas de deux, II
05:10
13.
Swan Lake ACT 1 - No.5 Pas de deux, III
01:38
14.
Swan Lake ACT 1 - No.5 Pas de deux, Coda
01:53
15.
Swan Lake ACT 1 - No.6 Pas d action
02:12
16.
Swan Lake ACT 1 - No.7 Sujet
00:40
17.
Swan Lake ACT 1 - No.8 Danse des coupes
06:18
18.
Swan Lake ACT 1 - No.9 Finale
02:36
19.
Swan Lake ACT 2 - No.10 Scene
02:43
20.
Swan Lake ACT 2 - No.11 Scene
05:37
21.
Swan Lake ACT 2 - No.12 Scene
04:05
22.
Swan Lake ACT 2 - No.13 Danse des cygnes
02:38
23.
Swan Lake ACT 2 - No.13 Danse des cygnes, II
02:02
24.
Swan Lake ACT 2 - No.13 Danse des cygnes, III
02:03
25.
Swan Lake ACT 2 - No.13 Danse des cygnes, IV
01:23
26.
Swan Lake ACT 2 - No.13 Danse des cygnes, V
07:17
27.
Swan Lake ACT 2 - No.13 Danse des cygnes, VI
01:46
28.
Swan Lake ACT 2 - No.13 Danse des cygnes, VII
01:42
29.
Swan Lake ACT 2 - No.14 Scene
02:49
30.
Swan Lake ACT 3 - No.15 Allegro
02:33
31.
Swan Lake ACT 3 - No.16 Danses de corps de ballet et des nains
02:36
32.
Swan Lake ACT 3 - No.17 Scene
07:47
33.
Swan Lake ACT 3 - No.18 Scene
01:46
34.
Swan Lake ACT 3 - No.19 Pas de six
03:09
35.
Swan Lake ACT 3 - No.19 Pas de six, var. I
01:31
36.
Swan Lake ACT 3 - No.19 Pas de six, var. II
03:27
37.
Swan Lake ACT 3 - No.19 Pas de six, var. III
01:10
38.
Swan Lake ACT 3 - No.19 Pas de six, var. IV
00:54
39.
Swan Lake ACT 3 - No.19 Pas de six, var. V
01:29
40.
Swan Lake ACT 3 - No.19 Pas de six, var. Coda
01:47
41.
Swan Lake ACT 3 - No.20 Danse hongroise czardas
02:53
42.
Swan Lake ACT 3 - No.21 Danse russe
04:42
43.
Swan Lake ACT 3 - No.21 Danse espagnole
02:43
44.
Swan Lake ACT 3 - No.22 Danse napolitaine
02:00
45.
Swan Lake ACT 3 - No.23 Mazurka
04:03
46.
Swan Lake ACT 3 - No.24 Scene
03:49
47.
Swan Lake ACT 4 - No.25 Entre acte
02:10
48.
Swan Lake ACT 4 - No.26 Scene
02:22
49.
Swan Lake ACT 4 - No.27 Danse des petits cygnes
04:04
50.
Swan Lake ACT 4 - No.28 Scene
03:13
51.
Swan Lake ACT 4 - No.29 Scene finale
05:54

Total time: 02:31:16

Additional information

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SKU

PTC5186640

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Producer

Erdo Groot

Recording Engineer

Jean-Marie Geijsen

Recording location

Philharmonia 2, Rachmaninov Hall, Moscow, February 2017 and February 2018

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD 64

Release Date October 26, 2018

Press reviews

Gramophone

Familiar – and glorious – music given a fresh approach under Jurowski who explained his thoughts on the score in last month’s ‘Musician and the Score’.

Best Classical Music Albums Nov. 2018

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