Tchaikovsky - Orchestral Works | Australian Eloquence ELQ4806617

Tchaikovsky - Orchestral Works


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Label: Australian Eloquence

Cat No: ELQ4806617

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 9th December 2013



In addition to recording the six Tchaikovsky symphonies for Decca with the Vienna Philharmonic, Lorin Maazel also recorded the ‘Manfred’ – a recording often singled out as one of the best made of this symphony, as well as three of the tone poems based on literary legends, two Shakespearian (Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet), one Dante (the thrilling Francesca da Rimini). The latter was recorded as part of Decca’s ‘Phase 4’ series.

This all-Tchaikovsky 2CD set is completed with two of the composer’s works for cello, the Rococo Variations and the Pezzo capriccioso, both receiving their first international release on CD.
Where excitement is concerned, there is no lack at all’ - Gramophone (Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet)
Tchaikovsky’s Manfred Symphony has had precious few great recordings; luckily this is one of them … The finale has all the excitement, energy and crackerjack rhythmic thrust needed to make it really fly … a red-hot performance of Tchaikovsky’s Hamlet’ - ClassicsToday
a scrupulous recording … the strings are sonorous, brass and timpani are never disproportionately loud and the detail of passagework is crystal-clear’ - Gramophone (Francesca da Rimini)
The performance [of the Rococo Variations] is assured and brilliant … there is no lack of orchestral colour … [the recording is] bright, vivid and clear’ - Gramophone

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