Watch now

27.19 + 1.26 UK delivery
In stock. Sold by Englishpostbox

Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
More Buying Choices
barcode bargains Add to Cart
Speedyhen Ltd Add to Cart
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Image not available


Tchaikovsky: Symphonies Nos. 4, 5 & 6 (Mariinsky Orchestra / Gergiev) [Blu-ray][Region Free]

 Universal, suitable for all   Blu-ray
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
Price: 27.19
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 1 left in stock.
Dispatched from and sold by Englishpostbox.
Looking for Bargains?
Check out the DVD & Blu-ray Deals of the Week page to find this week's price-drops. Deals of the Week end on Sunday at 23:59.

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Note: Blu-ray discs are in a high definition format and need to be played on a Blu-ray player. To find out more about Blu-ray, visit our Hi-Def Learn & Shop store.

  • Important Information on Firmware Updates: Having trouble with your Blu-ray disc player? Will certain discs just not play? You may need to update the firmware inside your player. Click here to learn more.

Frequently Bought Together

Tchaikovsky: Symphonies Nos. 4, 5 & 6 (Mariinsky Orchestra / Gergiev) [Blu-ray][Region Free] + Tchaikovsky: Symphonies 1-3 (LSO/Gergiev)
Price For Both: 38.19

These items are dispatched from and sold by different sellers.

Buy the selected items together

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Product details

  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: English
  • Region: All Regions (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: Mariinsky
  • DVD Release Date: 3 Oct 2011
  • Run Time: 140 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005HOT6JA
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 86,353 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

The Mariinsky label s first DVD and Blu-Ray releases feature Tchaikovsky s Symphonies Nos 4, 5 & 6 and Balanchine s celebrated Ballet Jewels. Valery Gergiev is widely recognised as the greatest modern interpreter of Tchaikovsky s music and the Mariinsky holds a peerless reputation in the repertoire. Together they deliver definitive interpretations of Tchaikovsky s most popular symphonies. These acclaimed performances were filmed at Salle Pleyel in Paris during January 2010, directed by Andy Sommer. The themes of fate and death pervade Tchaikovsky s final symphonies. The composition of the Fourth Symphony coincided with the breakdown of Tchaikovsky s marriage and a failed suicide attempt, yet he considered it to be his greatest. In contrast he believed his Fifth to be flawed and uninviting, yet today this heartfelt work is widely regarded as one of his finest. The subject of fate is further instilled in the Sixth Symphony, premiered shortly before Tchaikovsky s death. It was posthumously titled Pathétique by his brother and is a deeply melancholic work, full of dynamic extremes and an inherent sense of finality.

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars INTENSE TCHAIKOVSKY 2 Jan 2012
By arffizc
The Marinsky Orchestra have this music in their blood and with Valery Gergiev conducting Tchaikovsky's most popular symphonies from memory before a packed audience in the Salle Pleyel in Paris the result is intense and at times thrillingly dramatic. There are exciting moments in the fourth symphony especially when the main theme comes back quadruple fortissimo and with great passion at the end of the first movement. The riotous finale blazes along with an exciting accelerando at its close. I like the way Gergiev isn't afraid to linger with expressive intensity over the lyrical second theme of the first movement of the fifth symphony. Similarly in the beautiful second movement where the fate motif interruptions on the brass are almost overwhelming. The third Valse movement moves along gracefully at a flowing tempo while in the Finale the timpanist has a field day and the brass blaze triumphantly. The big climax of the the first movement of the 'Pathetique'symphony is mind blowing in its emotional power as is the sheer poignancy and desperation of the Finale. The second movement's mood of graceful wistfulness with its unusual 5/4 time signature making it 'limp and falter,' is well characterised and Gergiev and the Marinsky Orchestra's play the third movement scherzo/march with energy and exuberance. All in all, a most enjoyable disc.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A joyous treat 3 Mar 2012
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
I am hugely enjoying this Blu-ray, mainly of course for the overwhelming passion of the music (I am still on the Fourth) but also - surprisingly to me - for seeing its being played. If you want subtlety you will perhaps find little here; if you seek triumphant, abandoned and flamboyant joie de vivre, turn up the volume and treat yourself to a fantastic experience! This recording has it all.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I just received this DVD this morning (9th December 2011) and fully enjoyed what I saw and what I heard....
If I am not mistaken, the same recording exists as a 2 CD version.
Yet, I don't regret my choice : the sound is brilliant ( my TV set is linked to the HiFi set close to it), and as concerns the video, though the colours of the 6th Symphony are slightly different from the first two on the DvD ( recorded in NTSC standard ), I definitely can't see any reason why all the people who took part in the project of this DVD should be called INCAPABLE technicians.

One or two scenes could actually be criticized, but to be honest I must confess it's the case for nearly ALL the DvD's of my collection, whoever the Artists may be !

Very sorry to disagree so much....and best regards to everyone.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic performances 15 Oct 2011
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Yes, Tchaikovsky's music can be noisy, repetitive, even banal and sentimental in some passages, especially when it is not played "right" and without the proper feeling for its many layers of emotion, its surprisingly complex structures and its idiomatic syntax. When I approached Gergiev's set of the mature symphonies, my yardstick of excellence was the 1991 DVD Tchaikovsky Cycle by Vladimir Fedoseyev with the Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra (see my review). These are marvelous, idiomatic performances - though the video and audio are now somewhat dated - and I will return to them. Gergiev has the advantage of state-of-the-art audio and video. He also conducts one of the world's premier orchestras, the musicians on the tip of their collective toes during their tour, here captured in the acoustically benevolent Salle Pleyel in Paris. Gergiev's approach to the scores is free in the best sense: he uses frequent tempo shifts, a wide spectrum of sound from ppp to fff as well as much portamento, rubato, accelerando and diminuendo. He manages to bring off the Fourth (an uneven symphony) with passion and insight, lending it a stature rarely encountered in other performances. Both the Fifth and the Pathétique are poignantly felt, the former as an arduous, but ultimate affirmation of life, the latter in its shattering progression to final dark resignation. These are incredible, stunning and moving performances one must hear to appreciate. The interview with Gergiev shows him as an articulate, thoughtful musician who sheds new light on Tchaikovsky's music and the art of performance.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Engrossing 4 Oct 2011
I've become a fan of Gergiev over recent years. He's always been a wonderful interpreter of Russian music, but as his repertoire as broadened, he seems to have became a more rounded musician. But this return to the music in which he forged his reputation is an absolute barnstormer. He oozes charisma on camera in the way Bernstein always used to and the committment of the players is exemplary. You get the sense that they feel like they own this music, which I suppose they probably do. They've probably been playing these symphonies since they first picked up an instrument. The fifth and Pathetique in particular are emotional rollercoasters and I've rarely found myself so engrossed in a classical performance.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A thoroughly exciting disc 4 Oct 2011
A great example of how to breathe fresh air into Tchaikovsky. It was with these symphonies that the composer really progressed in his craft and earned his reputation as one of the Great Russian composers. And Gergiev surely knows this well. A master in his own field, this is really outstanding stuff. Gergiev's interpretation of the symphonies is thrilling, and this is exactly what I enjoyed the most. It's beautifully filmed and has an almost cinematic quality, unlike so many concert DVDs that put you to sleep after the first movement. A thoroughly exciting disc.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Deeply Moving Wonderful Music
I ordered this recording of the symphonies 4, 5 & 6 becuase they have recently been played on Sky Arts and we have kept them on the planner. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Mrs Linda Sargeant
2.0 out of 5 stars The Tchaikovsky Symphonies
Wonderful music, excellent orchestra and a famous, but unshaven, conductor. But what a disappointment when it comes to the camera work which shows most of the time headless members... Read more
Published 14 months ago by C. J. de Swardt
4.0 out of 5 stars a QUALIFIED RESPONSE
Much as I enjoy these Tchaikovsky symphonies I was a bit disappointed in this disc. The sound to my ear is only in very good Stereo and the last symphony No 6 is very badly lit. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Guy
1.0 out of 5 stars Tchaikovsky: Symphonies Nos. 4, 5 & 6 (Mariinsky Orchestra / Gergiev)...
This is the worst clasic Blue ray disk I have ever heard.

The recording quality is terible. The violins are shriking, and the bass sond is missing. Read more
Published on 3 April 2012 by Hary Joseph
3.0 out of 5 stars Nothing Very Special
I am an unabashed fan of Valery Gergiev. I have considered his interpretations of the Russian and East European Composers as one of the best. Read more
Published on 31 Dec 2011 by Satish Kamath
2.0 out of 5 stars Deeply disappointing
The sound is fine but the video is a disgrace. Filmed in what looks more like a rehearsal hall backstage, the color shifts all over the place, wierd lighting and the camera work is... Read more
Published on 11 Oct 2011 by John Chandler
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful camera work and a thrilling performance by Valery Gergiev...
The perfect partnership - legendary Tchaikovsky conductor Valery Gergiev alongside director Andy Sommer. Read more
Published on 4 Oct 2011 by tmoklc
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
Gergiev 0 1 Apr 2014
See all discussions...  
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Search Customer Discussions

Look for similar items by category