A high voltage set capturing the inner passion of the Russian soul, from the light-footed ballets to the tormented Pathetique Symphony, from a delicate song to the explosions of Overture 1812, the Tchaikovsky Edition includes the complete symphonies, complete concertos, complete ballets, complete suites, complete piano works, complete string quartets, complete songs and 8 operas (sung in Russian, by Russian singers). Includes performances of legendary Russian artists, such as Sviatoslav Richter, Emil Gilels, David Oistrakh, Leonid Kogan, Evgeny Kissin, and conductors Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Evgeny Mravinsky, Yuri Simonov, Vladimir Fedoseyev. Includes rare historical recordings of great collector's value. A comprehensive survey of Tchaikovsky's output, spanning 60CDs with a bonus 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 Yevgeny 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. Works include: Symphonies 1-6, Manfred, Overtures, Piano Concertos 1, 2 & 3 (complete) Concert Fantasy, Violin Concerto, Rococo Variations, String Quartets, Piano Trio, Sextet, The Seasons, Piano Sonatas, Album for the Young, Piano Pieces, Eugene Onegin, The Oprichnik, Cherevichki, The Maid of Orleans, Iolantha, Queen of Spades, The Sorceress, Mazeppa, Songs, The Snow Maiden, Orchestral Suites 1-4, Swan Lake, The Nutcraker, Sleeping Beauty, Serenade for Strings, Liturgy for St John Chrysostom, etc Artists include: Sviatoslav Richter, Emil Gilels, David Oistrakh, Leonid Kogan, Evgeny Kissin; conductors Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Evgeny Mravinsky, Yuri Simonov, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Byron Janis Shura Cherkassky, Michael Ponti. Great artists and superb value for money. Notes and sung texts on CD-ROM. Comparative historical recordings.