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Initial post: 12 May 2012 23:01:14 BDT
Last edited by the author on 12 May 2012 23:05:12 BDT
JayJayDee says:
An excellent set of the symphonies plus tone poems has appeared on Brilliant...
and there is an extraordinary download bargain on for less than a US dollar. This features a complete early sixties live Monteux /John Ogdon /LSO concert that previously was released on Vox in the early 1990s as two discs at mid-price!
Track 1-Romeo
Tracks 8-10 The warhorse, and
Tracks 15-18 for the 5th Symphony

A great download for students on a budget hoping to add some classics to their iPod collection!

Posted on 12 May 2012 23:40:02 BDT
Last edited by the author on 15 May 2012 16:36:29 BDT
Nick says:
of course NOT available for UK download.....

Posted on 13 May 2012 00:00:20 BDT
Paul B says:
Jay. Are you referring to the fantastic Brilliant Muti box? No tone poems there though.

Posted on 13 May 2012 01:34:56 BDT
Tchaikovsky - Symphonies and Orchestral Works

Posted on 14 May 2012 10:57:40 BDT
This set also seems excellent value Tchaikovsky: Complete Symphonies. I have to admit I only have Symphonies 5, 6 and Manfred from the set but it has so many extras it looks a bargain.

Posted on 14 May 2012 13:00:17 BDT
Paul B says:
Even cheaper on Brilliant. I own this set and it is remarkable. I love it.Tchaikovsky: Symphonies (Complete)

Posted on 14 May 2012 13:34:20 BDT
Paul: Not at Amazon prices it isn't - nearly £7 more!

Posted on 14 May 2012 14:16:32 BDT
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concertos / Symphony No. 6 / The Seasons / Piano Pieces Pletnov

Posted on 14 May 2012 14:18:35 BDT
Paul B says:
Geoffrey. Used-Like new is good enough for me. Muti's Philharmonia Tchaikovsky symphonies are to my mind some of the very best around, and this set is a steal.

Posted on 15 May 2012 12:50:23 BDT
JayJayDee says:
Hmmm, they've altered the original post-reference to $9.99 after advertising it earlier at $0.99
Still a bargain though!

Good to see Dennis promoting the Littons - I'm glad I bought that set... but I find I usually veer towards Karajan for the first three and Mravinsky for the last three.

Posted on 15 May 2012 19:55:02 BDT
Last edited by the author on 15 May 2012 19:55:15 BDT
I've always liked the version of "Winter Daydreams" from the then tyro Michael Tilson Thomas and the Boston Symphony on DG.

Posted on 15 May 2012 22:27:21 BDT
Malx says:
JJD: I too have a liking for Litton's Tchaikovsky, particularly 1 and 2, Mravinsky for 4,5,+6 agreed. But who for the elusive number three?

Posted on 19 May 2012 22:21:59 BDT
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.3/Hamlet Overture

This is the one I have (but I think with different packaged so mine may be a reissue). Perfectly happy with it, especially as I was looking for Hamlet as a fill-up without running the risk of duplicating a work I already had.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 May 2012 09:27:19 BDT
enthusiast says:
I've always liked Markevitch in the early symphonies, including (or even especially) the Polish. He seems to bring all the needed qualities - notably a fine lightness of touch and a strong sense of discipline.

Posted on 20 May 2012 12:09:38 BDT
Malx says:
Enthusiast: any particular recording of Markevitch in the Polish I should consider?
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