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Tchaikovsky - Symphony No.6, Pathétique

Composer Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky
Performer Gothenburg Symphony
Neeme Järvi, conductor
Period Romantic
Catalogue Number BIS-1348 SACD
EAN 7318599913483
Format SACD Hybrid

This hybrid disc plays on both CD and SACD players
SACD Surround - SACD Stereo - CD Stereo

Release date May 2004
Total time 69'02


Neeme Järvi is one of the most recorded conductors of our time – but this is the first time he records the Tchaikovsky symphonies! He does so with “his” orchestra of 22 years standing, the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra: a combination whose many recordings on BIS has made huge audiences very happy indeed!
That Tchaikovsky and Järvi really is a ‘dream team’ concert audiences all over the world have been able to hear for themselves over the years. A student of the legendary Yevgeni Mravinsky – whose Tchaikovsky interpretations are still considered among the greatest – Järvi here gives us a vibrant Pathétique of unusual clarity, firmly rooted in the great Russian tradition, followed up by a Francesca da Rimini of great passion and fire.
We are of course extremely proud to be able to offer this unique opportunity to fans of Tchaikovsky, Järvi, the GSO – and to all other music lovers. That the recording is also one of the first multi-channel, surround sound releases of these much-loved works surely adds to the attraction! As will be the coming instalments in the Järvi-GSO Tchaikovsky cycle, this disc is a Hybrid Super Audio CD, meaning that it is playable on all CD and SACD players with an option of stereo or surround sound when played back on SACD equipment. Packed in an elegant slipcase, this is a release which certainly should make a difference to anyone’s CD collection!
 
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  Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
  Symphony No.6 in B minor (Pathétique), Op.74 43'03
01 I. Adagio - Allegro non troppo 16'39
02 II. Allegro con grazia 7'42
03 III. Allegro molto vivace 9'08
04 IV. Adagio lamentoso 9'34
 
05 Francesca da Rimini, Fantasy for Orchestra, Op.32 24'48
 
  Album total 69'02
OrchestraGothenburg Symphony Orchestra
ConductorJärvi, Neeme
ComposerTchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

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