Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Tchaikovsky, USSR Symphony Orchestra, Svetlanov|
Symphonies (Complete) (Comp)
The very best recording for complete tchaikovsky simphonies.
Francisco Carrete | Mexico | 04/08/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I heard that I consider the best recordings for the Tchaikovsky simphonies.
First Symphony by Claudio Abbado and CSO, Karajan with Philarmonia and BPO (4)
Second Symphony with with Claudio Abbado With WPO, its a that not yet can listen the Antal Dorati by Mercury I heard that is superb, like overture 1812.
Third Symphony with Karajan DG with BPO
Fourth Symphony With Bernstein NYP, Karajan Philarmonia & BPO (4), Kurt Sanderling (Leningrade Orch), Evgeni Mvravinsky (Leningrade Orch), Claudio Abbado WPO Sergiu Cebilidache and MO.
Fifth Symphony with Ashkenazi & Philarmonia, Bernstein & NYPO, Celibidache & MO, Mravinsky & LO, Karajan with Philarmonia (2) BPO (2).
Sixth Symphony (I'm very looky): Reiner & CSO, Fricsay & RIAS, Furtwangler & WPO, Pletnev & Russian National Orch (Vingin 1989 & DG 1994), Solti & CSO, Karajan (Philarmonia 2) & BPO (2), Giulini & Philarmonia, Gergiev (Kirov and WPO) and of course Celibidache anf Muncher Orch.
What can I say? Music, mastery, and musical sense in the highest ways to interpretation and feeling, really.
Altought the first is not famous I loved the Abbado version first and second, warm, charming conducting.
Third is very complex, because is transitional way.
Forth: Sanderling dry and violent, but sustantive. Bernstein very personal open a view for the future and very close Tchaikovsky.
Fifth: Undoubtely Celidibache and Mravinsky make Pole North and South personal first, objetive second, ethereal first, earth the second.
THE SIXTH??? Well here a heartquake (with a disapointed K)except a Philarmonia version (2). All preview mentioned as well and good options. Fricsay is noble, Reiner is a Storm, Giulini sensitive, Pletnev is very tchaikovskian (in the russian sense with Virgin but short with DG), Gergiev is only agressive, not more, Solti philosophic, Bernstein and Celidibache really Pathetic and terrific I feel that I lost in the world, is a true!!!
And Svetlanov? Technically immaculated in all. Sound? Superb. Tempi Exceptionall, interpretation Outstanding. Advice: fourth, fifth and sixth is a completely russian focus like a Mravinsky, Sanderling: violent, crude, objetive and spontaneus, but with right and strict tempo execution. ALL RECORDING IN LIVE, with magnifiscent sound take in Japan. BUT the very best jewell in this set is the THIRD, the public response to last movement is spontaneus for terrific play heard....tha contrast is markerd like a steele knife.
Price?? Well my grandfather said me always: my son in life there are two things for choice the best and the bargain....Your choice.
Additional pieces??? for what? You will finish intoxicated with this music...seriously.