Brilliant Classics, Evgeny Mravinsky, London Symphony Orchestra, Ernest Ansermet, Philadelphia Orchestra, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Yuri Simonov, CD
A comprehensive survey of Tchaikovsky's output, spanning 60CDs with a CD-ROM containing comprehensive booklet notes, and sung texts.
This set also contains historical recordings from great interpreters including Ernest Ansermet in performances of the 6th Symphony and the three great ballets. Byron Janis plays the 1st Piano Concerto, Shura Cherkassky in the 2nd, and Michael Ponti in the Taneyev reconstruction of the 3rd concerto. The Oistrakh Trio perform the Piano Trio, the 1st concerto again in performances by Lev Oborin and Emil Gilels, Sviatoslav Richter and Evgeny Kissin. Leonid Kogan and David Oistrakh can be heard in the Violin Concerto.
In addition to these fascinating documents, the 6 symphonies, all the chamber music, songs and piano works can be heard in modern recordings.The operas are presented in historical Russian recordings from the Bolshoi with some great Russian voices of the 20th century.
- A high voltage set capturing the inner passion of the Russian soul, from the light-footed ballets to the tormented Pathetique, a delicate song, to the explosions of Overture 1812.
- Great artists and superb value for money.
- Booklet notes and sung texts of the songs on CD-ROM.
- Comparative historical recordings.