Tchaikovsky - String Concertos | Intergroove Classics IGC92

Tchaikovsky - String Concertos

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Label: Intergroove Classics

Cat No: IGC92

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 20th January 2014

Contents

Artists

Lyudmila Malian (violin)
Sergei Roldugin (cello)
St Petersburg Radio and TV Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Stanislav Gorkovenko

Works

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Variations on a Rococo theme, op.33
Violin Concerto in D major, op.35

Artists

Lyudmila Malian (violin)
Sergei Roldugin (cello)
St Petersburg Radio and TV Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Stanislav Gorkovenko

About

The launch of the St Petersburg Classics series. All of these recordings were made in the late 90s by Mazur Media in coproduction with Sony Classical but, with a few exceptions, they were never released. Technically, these productions were far ahead of their time. For Sony it was prestigious to demonstrate the best recording technology possible at that time. All these recordings were therefore produced in 24 bit /96 hz High Definition Technology, which is still the ultimate in technical feasibility. By means of special High-Performance filters the masters were converted into the common CD standard 16 bit /44,1 hz almost without loss. The result is even today convincing - brilliant sound and incredible transparency, which projects the purity of the instruments as well as the acoustic background in a very natural way.

Tchaikovsky wrote only a few works for violin and cello. However, the artistic impact of his inheritance in this area is really significant. His Concerto for Violin belongs to the most difficult pieces in this genre. His dedicatee Leopold Auer refused to accept it because he felt it was unplayable. Today it has its firm place in the concert halls as a classical masterpiece. With the Variations on a Rococo Theme, Tchaikovsky finally put an end to the shadowy existence the cello had suffered from for quite a long time in concert life.

Stanislav Gorkovenko, born 1938, was educated at the Leningrad Conservatory. Amongst his teachers was the famous professor Nikolai Rabinovich. In 1978 he took over the Leningrad Radio Symphony Orchestra which he soon developed to international standards. Concert tours throughout the European cities as well as Asia were the rewards for this advancement. Gorkovenko established his reputation as an interpreter of Tchaikovsky, but he is also an advocate of contemporary Russian composers.

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