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Tchaikovsky: Symphonies 1-6; Ballet music, etc
 
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Tchaikovsky: Symphonies 1-6; Ballet music, etc

11 July 2011 | Format: MP3

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Song Title Artist
Time
Popularity  
1
11:17
2
10:59
3
7:57
4
12:42
5
9:53
6
6:44
7
5:08
8
10:24
Disc 2
1
13:28
2
6:38
3
9:53
4
5:40
5
8:00
6
17:17
7
9:00
8
5:08
Disc 3
1
8:19
2
15:39
3
13:43
4
6:13
5
12:08
6
19:31
Disc 4
1
18:54
2
8:08
3
8:45
4
10:26
5
23:12
Disc 5
1
16:22
2
8:48
3
12:05
4
21:07
5
15:26
Disc 6
1
22:31
2
8:10
3
6:45
4
9:37
5
3:51
6
9:38
7
7:27
Disc 7
1
3:11
2
6:30
3
1:37
4
6:36
5
3:29
6
2:25
7
2:13
8
4:33
9
5:21
10
6:27
11
1:36
12
3:24
13
4:10
14
18:46


Product details

  • Original Release Date: 11 July 2011
  • Release Date: 11 July 2011
  • Number of Discs: 7
  • Label: Warner Classics
  • Copyright: (C) 2011 EMI Records Ltd.
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  • Total Length: 8:27:11
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  • ASIN: B00587HN4Q
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 81,530 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Jeffan on 31 Aug 2011
Format: Audio CD
This is one of the best, if not THE best, cycles of Tchaikovsky Symphonies ever recorded. You can have opinions regarding Muti's approach to Schubert or Beethoven in his complete cycles, but Tchaikovsky seems to bring out the real genius of this Italian conductor. The performances are superb, the Philharmonia giving their mighty all for Muti, and the EMI recordings are top notch. This set, in one shape or another, has been in and out of the catalogue ever since first released, and is regularly deleted, so I really urge people to rush out and buy it now before it vanishes again. Avoid the Brilliant Classics issue, although it says on the cover Tchailkovsky's Complete Symphonies they omit the Manfred whilst including all the fill-ups. Not only is this somewhat misleading but it will deprive you of experiencing one of the most intense and riveting performances that the Manfred has ever received on disc, and there are many excellent recordings. Listening to the fill-ups with the Philadelphia Orchestra makes me regret that Muti never got to record the Tchaikovsky ballets complete. In my humble opinion music-making on record doesn't get any more satisfying, uplifting or thrilling than this, I'd give it 10 stars if I could.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Numero Uno on 11 Mar 2012
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To someone who thought he had heard a few too many performances of Tchaikovsky's music, these performances came as a revelation. Rarely if ever have I heard such exciting and passionate interpretations as these. Like all great conductors, Muti has his own particular sound, which is evident in London as well as in Philadelphia, though the latter's recordings are slightly more recent. The Muti sound is perfectly balanced, rich and full, enveloping the listener, with a wide dynamic range, impressive in its power. The string sound is notably lambent and full.

I have always thought "Manfred" unjustly neglected, even though written when the composer was at the height of his powers. In my view, it contains some of his greatest music. The Finale can sound a bit weak but it certainly doesn't here. The 3rd Symphony has always seemed to me the least convincing but under Muti it is played for all it is worth - and more.

There is a rare chance to hear the dazzling pianist Andrei Gavrilov. Whatever happened to him? He hasn't made a recording in years, despite many successes, yet is still only in his fifties.

The recordings do full justice to the playing - I admit to retreating to the back of the room on a first listening to the "1812 Overture" but in the event the "cannon fire" was highly impressive rather than deafening.

Strongly recommended, even if you have other versions of these works.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By 81641 on 2 Mar 2013
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Don't hesitate to buy. It's so very good. Been a big lover of Tchaikovsky since I was 10 years old, now 53. Muti does him justice and more. The 6th stands out most of all for me, but only because it is my favourite. I've already ordered Muti's Beethoven and Schubert set, despite what some reviewers have said - most of which is technical twaddle or a matter personal taste. Thanks for reading.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mr. R. D. M. Kirby on 31 Dec 2012
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Poor old Pyotr - what a confused and often unhappy lifestyle he must have led; and how fortunate we are for him to have channelled his emotions into such wonderful music. Whenever a box set is produced, there'll always be people who'll say, `Oh, why didn't they include ..?' and I suppose I'm one of them; but I'd be hard-pressed to do so on this occasion.

I'd really forgotten how good the first and especially the third symphonies are; and they're played to perfection with Riccardo Muti wielding his baton with precision and élan. The Manfred symphony was a joy to listen to, the 1812 Overture had me nervously ducking the cannon balls and the inclusion of Hamlet was a welcome addition.

Boxed and priced attractively, this set is a `must-have' for any Tchaikovsky devotee - as I am.
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