Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 1 – Winter Daydreams

Russian National Orchestra

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Original Recording Format: DSD 64

The genre of the symphony played a major role throughout the creative life of Pyotr Tchaikovsky. He composed his first symphony at the age of 26, and his sixth and last symphony – the Pathétique – in 1893, the year in which he died. Whereas his three last symphonies have remained an integral part of the concert repertoire, performances of his first three symphonies are still quite rare. Unfairly so, as they are unique indi- vidual works, artistic expressions of a high quality. Tchaikovsky defined the symphony as “the most lyrical of musical forms. After all, is it not meant to express that for which there are no words, but which forces itself out of the soul, impatiently waiting to be uttered?”. With these words, Tchaikovsky makes us aware of the special nature of his symphonies. Primarily, they provided him with a musical outlet for the elaboration of his emotions, his mental and spiritual pro- cesses. Probably the greatest error as far as the reception of Tchaikovsky’s symphonies is concerned, is that the subjectivity of his symphonic sound world, the sweet melliflu- ousness of one melody or another confused and irritated the judgment of the academics to the same degree in which these musical characteristics met, by contrast, with euphoric approval from a wide-ranging audience. After all, especially in German- speaking countries, his music was unjustly stamped as follows: “Beware! Sensitive, sloppy sentiment!”. But Tchaikovsky absolutely did not want to get involved in an academic game with empty notes. And rightly so.

 

Tracklist

1.
Daydreams on a winter journey - Allegro tranquillo
13:27
2.
Land of desolation, land of mists - Adagio cantabile ma non tanto
11:47
3.
Scherzo - Allegro scherzando giocoso
07:26
4.
Finale
13:21
5.
Marche Slave (Slavonic March), Op. 31
09:15

Total time: 00:55:16

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Producer

Job Maarse

Recording Engineer

Erdo Groot, Roger de Schot

Recording location

DZZ studio 5, Moscow

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD64

Recording Software

Merging / Pyramix

SKU

PTC5186381

Release Date May 5, 2015
SKU PTC5186381

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