Tchaikovsky- Symphonies Nos 1-3

London Symphony Orchestra

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Original Recording Format: DSD 64

Tchaikovsky was well into his twenties when he abandoned an unpromising career as a civil servant in the Russian Ministry of Justice and began to study music seriously, at first privately and then at the newly-established St Petersburg Conservatory. Immediately after graduating, he was offered a teaching post at the even newer Moscow Conservatory, and it was during his early months there that he composed the First Symphony. Its birth was accompanied by the anxiety and self-doubt that Tchaikovsky was never to overcome, even as a mature and established master.

Tracklist

1.
"Symphony No. 1 ""Winter Daydreams""- i. Allegro tranquillo "
12:01
2.
"Symphony No. 1 ""Winter Daydreams""- ii. Adagio cantabile ma non tanto "
12:06
3.
"Symphony No. 1 ""Winter Daydreams""- iii. Scherzo- Allegro scherzando giocoso "
07:13
4.
"Symphony No. 1 ""Winter Daydreams""- iv. Finale- Andante lugubre ? Allegro maestoso "
12:09
5.
"Symphony No. 2 ""Little Russian""- i. Andante sostenuto - Allegro vivo "
11:59
6.
"Symphony No. 2 ""Little Russian""- ii. Andantino marziale, quasi moderato "
07:15
7.
"Symphony No. 2 ""Little Russian""- iii. Scherzo- Allegro molto vivace "
05:35
8.
"Symphony No. 2 ""Little Russian""- iv. Finale- Moderato assai - Allegro vivo "
09:42
9.
"Symphony No. 3 ""The Polish""- i. Introduzione e Allegro- Moderato assai "
14:52
10.
"Symphony No. 3 ""The Polish""- ii. Alla tedesca- Allegro moderato e semplice "
07:20
11.
"Symphony No. 3 ""The Polish""- iii. Andante elegiaco "
10:33
12.
"Symphony No. 3 ""The Polish""- iv. Scherzo- Allegro vivo "
05:51
13.
"Symphony No. 3 ""The Polish""- v. Finale- Allegro con fuoco "
09:20

Total time: 02:05:56

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LSO0710

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Mastering Engineer

Classic Sound Ltd. Neil Hutchinson, Jonathan Stokes

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Producer

James Malinson

Recording Engineer

Classic Sound Ltd. Neil Hutchinson

Recording location

Barbican London, Tonhalle Zurich Switzerland

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD64

Release Date June 9, 2015

Press reviews

The Guardian 5 out of 5

Back in the Russian repertory that he knows so well, and to which he responds more vividly than perhaps any other conductor alive today, Gergiev is once again irresistible… The LSO’s playing is consistently outstanding, too.

Fanfare (US)

Gergiev’s interpretations are among the most satisfying I’ve encountered and, especially in their SACD form, are superior in sound quality to many of the older accounts.

Quotidien du Médecin (France)

Gergiev défend les trois oeuvres avec une belle énergie et un style impeccable.

Limelight 5 out of 5

Recording of the Month

I was entranced from beginning to end by the panache, finesse and imagination… This is a set where everything seems to go right in terms of sound, interpretation and playing. I’ll be very surprised if it’s not on my list of 2012 favorites.

Northern Echo

Valery Gergiev and the LSO inject new life into the rich and expressive earlier works. Recorded live in London and Zurich, these compelling performances come highly recommended.

Gramophone

It is LSO Live’s policy to exclude applause. However, given the infectious quality of the music-making, you may feel inclined to append your own.

Boston Globe

Balletic is the word for this new set from Valery Gergiev and the London Symphony Orchestra issued on the LSO Live label. Everything is full-bodied, as if accompanying bodies in motion. Movement introductions are slow and attention-getting; main tempos tend to be leisurely (though not the First’s Allegro maestoso finale); scherzos are delicate, folk rhythms lilting. It all sounds fresh and rethought, with individual instruments afforded plenty of space, especially the ripe, pungent winds.

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