TCHAIKOVSKY - MASTERWORKS EDITION

PETER TCHAIKOVSKY
MASTERWORKS EDITION

Complete Symphonies, Ballets,
Symphonic Poems, Orchestral Suites
Claudio Abbado · Thomas Allen
Martha Argerich · Vladimir Ashkenazy
Olga Borodina · Emerson String Quartet
Mirella Freni · Herbert von Karajan
Gidon Kremer · James Levine
Mischa Maisky · Evgeny Mravinsky
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra · Seiji Ozawa
Mikhail Pletnev · Mstislav Rostropovich
Galina Vishnevskaya
Int. Release 14 Aug. 2015
27 CDs
0289 479 4646 5
Limited Edition


Track List

CD 1: Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin, Op.24 / Act 1

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
Eugene Onegin, Op.24, TH.5

Act 1

Staatskapelle Dresden, James Levine

Mirella Freni, Anne Sofie von Otter, Ruthild Engert-Ely, Rosemarie Lang, Staatskapelle Dresden, James Levine

Rosemarie Lang, Staatskapelle Dresden, James Levine, Rundfunkchor Leipzig

Mirella Freni, Anne Sofie von Otter, Staatskapelle Dresden, James Levine

Mirella Freni, Ruthild Engert-Ely, Anne Sofie von Otter, Rosemarie Lang, Staatskapelle Dresden, James Levine, Rundfunkchor Leipzig

Mirella Freni, Anne Sofie von Otter, Rosemarie Lang, Neil Shicoff, Thomas Allen, Staatskapelle Dresden, James Levine

Mirella Freni, Anne Sofie von Otter, Neil Shicoff, Thomas Allen, Staatskapelle Dresden, James Levine

Ruthild Engert-Ely, Rosemarie Lang, Neil Shicoff, Thomas Allen, Staatskapelle Dresden, James Levine

Mirella Freni, Ruthild Engert-Ely, Staatskapelle Dresden, James Levine

Mirella Freni, Staatskapelle Dresden, James Levine

Mirella Freni, Ruthild Engert-Ely, Staatskapelle Dresden, James Levine

Staatskapelle Dresden, James Levine, Rundfunkchor Leipzig

Mirella Freni, Thomas Allen, Staatskapelle Dresden, James Levine

Total Playing Time 1:12:20

CD 2: Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin, Op.24 / Act 2 & Act 3

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
Eugene Onegin, Op.24, TH.5

Act 2

Neil Shicoff, Thomas Allen, Jürgen Hartfiel, Staatskapelle Dresden, James Levine, Rundfunkchor Leipzig

Anne Sofie von Otter, Neil Shicoff, Michel Sénéchal, Thomas Allen, Staatskapelle Dresden, James Levine, Rundfunkchor Leipzig

Rosemarie Lang, Neil Shicoff, Thomas Allen, Jürgen Hartfiel, Staatskapelle Dresden, James Levine, Rundfunkchor Leipzig

Mirella Freni, Anne Sofie von Otter, Rosemarie Lang, Neil Shicoff, Thomas Allen, Staatskapelle Dresden, James Levine, Rundfunkchor Leipzig

Neil Shicoff, Gunter Emmerlich, Staatskapelle Dresden, James Levine

Neil Shicoff, Thomas Allen, Gunter Emmerlich, Staatskapelle Dresden, James Levine

Act 3

Staatskapelle Dresden, James Levine

Mirella Freni, Thomas Allen, Paata Burchuladze, Staatskapelle Dresden, James Levine, Rundfunkchor Leipzig

Paata Burchuladze, Staatskapelle Dresden, James Levine

Mirella Freni, Thomas Allen, Paata Burchuladze, Staatskapelle Dresden, James Levine

Mirella Freni, Thomas Allen, Staatskapelle Dresden, James Levine

Total Playing Time 1:16:15

CD 3: Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame (Pikovaya Dama) / Act 1

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
Pique Dame, Op.68, TH.10

Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Act 1

Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich, R.T.F. Maitrise De Radio France, Choeur Tchaikovsky

Fausto Tenzi, Peter Gougaloff, Dan Iordachescu, Dimiter Petkov, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich, Choeur Tchaikovsky

Peter Gougaloff, Dan Iordachescu, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Galina Vishnevskaya, Regina Resnik, Peter Gougaloff, Dan Iordachescu, Bernd Weikl, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich, Choeur Tchaikovsky

Galina Vishnevskaya, Regina Resnik, Peter Gougaloff, Bernd Weikl, Dan Iordachescu, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Fausto Tenzi, Dan Iordachescu, Dimiter Petkov, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Dan Iordachescu, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Fausto Tenzi, Peter Gougaloff, Dimiter Petkov, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich, Choeur Tchaikovsky

Galina Vishnevskaya, Hanna Schwarz, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Galina Vishnevskaya, Hanna Schwarz, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich, Choeur Tchaikovsky

Hanna Schwarz, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich, Choeur Tchaikovsky, Galina Gregorieva

Hanna Schwarz, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich, Choeur Tchaikovsky

Ewa Dobrowska, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Galina Vishnevskaya, Ewa Dobrowska, Hanna Schwarz, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Galina Vishnevskaya, Christine Mitlehner, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Galina Vishnevskaya, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Galina Vishnevskaya, Peter Gougaloff, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Galina Vishnevskaya, Peter Gougaloff, Mstislav Rostropovich, Orchestre National De France

Galina Vishnevskaya, Regina Resnik, Peter Gougaloff, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Galina Vishnevskaya, Peter Gougaloff, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Total Playing Time 1:01:59

CD 4: Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame (Pikovaya Dama) / Act 2

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
Pique Dame, Op.68, TH.10

Act 2

Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich, Choeur Tchaikovsky

Heinz Kruse, Fausto Tenzi, Dimiter Petkov, Dan Iordachescu, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Galina Vishnevskaya, Bernd Weikl, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Bernd Weikl, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Peter Gougaloff, Fausto Tenzi, Heinz Kruse, Dimiter Petkov, Mstislav Rostropovich, Orchestre National De France

Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Lucia Popp, Hanna Schwarz, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Lucia Popp, Hanna Schwarz, Dan Iordachescu, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich, Choeur Tchaikovsky

Galina Vishnevskaya, Peter Gougaloff, Heinz Kruse, Dimiter Petkov, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich, Choeur Tchaikovsky

Peter Gougaloff, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Galina Vishnevskaya, Christine Mitlehner, Regina Resnik, Peter Gougaloff, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich, Choeur Tchaikovsky

Regina Resnik, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Peter Gougaloff, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich, Tchaikovsky Choir

Peter Gougaloff, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Galina Vishnevskaya, Peter Gougaloff, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Total Playing Time 54:46

CD 5: Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame (Pikovaya Dama) / Act 3

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
Pique Dame, Op.68, TH.10

Act 3

Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Peter Gougaloff, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich, Choeur Tchaikovsky

Regina Resnik, Peter Gougaloff, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Galina Vishnevskaya, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Galina Vishnevskaya, Peter Gougaloff, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Heinz Kruse, Fausto Tenzi, Dan Iordachescu, Bernd Weikl, Dimiter Petkov, Rudolf Alexander Sutey, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich, Choeur Tchaikovsky

Fausto Tenzi, Dan Iordachescu, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich, Choeur Tchaikovsky

Fausto Tenzi, Heinz Kruse, Dimiter Petkov, Rudolf Alexander Sutey, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich, Choeur Tchaikovsky

Fausto Tenzi, Heinz Kruse, Peter Gougaloff, Bernd Weikl, Dan Iordachescu, Rudolf Alexander Sutey, Dimiter Petkov, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich, Choeur Tchaikovsky

Peter Gougaloff, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Peter Gougaloff, Fausto Tenzi, Bernd Weikl, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich, Choeur Tchaikovsky

Peter Gougaloff, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich, Choeur Tchaikovsky

Total Playing Time 43:38

CD 6: Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op.20 / Act 1 & 2

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
Swan Lake, Op.20, TH.12

Act 1

Act 2

Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa

Total Playing Time 1:18:50

CD 7: Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op.20 / Act 2, 3 & 4; Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, Op.71

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
Swan Lake, Op.20, TH.12

Act 2

Act 3

Act 4

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
The Nutcracker, Op.71, TH.14

22.
0:00
3:21

Act 1

Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa

Total Playing Time 1:20:37

CD 8: Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, Op.71 / Act 1 & 2

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
The Nutcracker, Op.71, TH.14

Act 1

Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa

Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa, American Boy Choir

Act 2

Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa

Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa, American Boy Choir

Total Playing Time 1:18:30

CD 9: Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty, Op.66 / Prologue / Act 1 & 2

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
The Sleeping Beauty, Op.66, TH.13

Prologue

Act 1

14.
0:00
5:04

Act 2

Russian National Orchestra, Mikhail Pletnev

Total Playing Time 1:19:02

CD 10: Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty, Op.66 / Act 2 & Act 3

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
The Sleeping Beauty, Op.66, TH.13

Act 2

Act 3

Russian National Orchestra, Mikhail Pletnev

Total Playing Time 1:19:59

CD 11: Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.1 In G Minor, Op.13 "Winter Reveries"; Symphony No.2 In C Minor, Op.17 "Little Russian"

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
Symphony No.1 In G Minor, Op.13, TH.24 - "Winter Reveries"

Symphony No.2 in C Minor, Op.17, TH.25 - "Little Russian"

Russian National Orchestra, Mikhail Pletnev

Total Playing Time 1:20:38

CD 12: Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.3 In D, Op.29 "Polish"

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
Symphony No.3 in D Major, Op.29, TH.26 - "Polish"

Russian National Orchestra, Mikhail Pletnev

Total Playing Time 46:30

CD 13: Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.4 In F Minor, Op.36; Symphony No.5 In E Minor, Op.64

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
Symphony No.4 In F Minor, Op.36, TH.27

Symphony No.5 in E Minor, Op.64, TH.29

Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra, Yevgeny Mravinsky

Total Playing Time 1:08:26

CD 14: Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.5 In E Minor, Op.64; Symphony No.6 In B Minor, Op.74 "Pathétique"

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
Symphony No.5 in E Minor, Op.64, TH.29

Symphony No.6 in B Minor, Op. 74, TH.30 "Pathétique"

Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra, Yevgeny Mravinsky

Total Playing Time 1:00:28

CD 15: Tchaikovsky: Suite For Orchestra No.1 In D Minor, Op.43 & Suite For Orchestra No.2 In C, Op.53

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
Suite for Orchestra No.1 in D Minor, Op.43, TH.31

Suite for Orchestra No.2 in C Major, Op.53, TH.32

New Philharmonia Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Total Playing Time 1:17:28

CD 16: Tchaikovsky: Suite For Orchestra No.3 In G, Op.55 & Suite For Orchestra No.4 In G, Op.61 "Mozartiana"

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
Suite for Orchestra No.3 in G Major, Op.55, TH.33

Suite for Orchestra No.4 in G Major, Op.61, TH.34 - "Mozartiana"

New Philharmonia Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Total Playing Time 1:05:19

CD 17: Tchaikovsky: Overture In F Major; Manfred Symphony, Op.58; Ouverture solennelle "1812," Op.49

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
Overture In F Major, TH 39

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
Manfred Symphony, Op.58, TH.28

Russian National Orchestra, Mikhail Pletnev

Total Playing Time 1:20:29

CD 18: Tchaikovsky: Romeo And Juliet, Fantasy Overture; Francesca da Rimini, Op.32; The Voyevode, Op.78; The Tempest, Op.18

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
Russian National Orchestra, Mikhail Pletnev

Total Playing Time 1:19:00

CD 19: Tchaikovsky: Slavonic March, Op.31; Festival Overture On The Danish National Anthem, Op.15; Fatum, Op.77; Hamlet - Overture-Fantasy After Shakespeare, Op.67; Capriccio italien, Op.45

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
Russian National Orchestra, Mikhail Pletnev

Total Playing Time 1:16:49

CD 20: Tchaikovsky: Variations On A Rococo Theme, Op.33; Serenade For Strings In C, Op.48

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
Variations On A Rococo Theme, Op.33, TH.57

8.
0:00
2:12

Mischa Maisky, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Serenade For String Orchestra In C Major, Op.48, TH.48

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Total Playing Time 48:10

CD 21: Tchaikovsky: Valse-Scherzo, Op.34; String Quartet No.1 In D, Op.11; Souvenir d'un lieu cher, Op.42; Elegie In G For Strings; Nocturne In D Minor, Op.19, No.4; Sextet In D Minor, Op.70 - "Souvenir de Florence"

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
Midori, London Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin

String Quartet No.1 In D Major, Op.11, TH.111

Orchestral Version

Mstislav Rostropovich, Members of Berliner Philharmoniker

Souvenir d'un lieu cher, Op.42, TH.116

Arr. Strings

3.
9:49

4.
3:32

5.
3:50

Janine Jansen, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Daniel Harding

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Ashkenazy

Mischa Maisky, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Sextet In D Minor, Op.70, TH.118 - "Souvenir de Florence"

Version For Orchestra

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Total Playing Time 1:17:11

CD 22: Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1 In B Flat Minor, Op.23; Violin Concerto In D, Op.35; Sérénade mélancolique In B Flat Minor, Op.26

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
Piano Concerto No.1 In B Flat Minor, Op.23, TH.55

Martha Argerich, Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado

Violin Concerto in D, Op.35, TH. 59

Nathan Milstein, Wiener Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
Gidon Kremer, Berliner Philharmoniker, Lorin Maazel

Total Playing Time 1:12:38

CD 23: Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No.1 In D Major, Op.11 & Piano Trio In A Minor, Op.50

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
String Quartet No.1 In D Major, Op.11, TH.111

Emerson String Quartet

Piano Trio In A Minor, Op.50, TH.117

Martha Argerich, Gidon Kremer, Mischa Maisky

Total Playing Time 1:12:02

CD 24: Tchaikovsky: The Seasons, Op.37b; Polka peu dansante, Op.51/2; Aveu passionné In E Minor

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
The Seasons, Op.37b, TH.135

6 Pieces, Op.51, TH.143

Vladimir Ashkenazy

Total Playing Time 51:05

CD 25: Tchaikovsky: 18 Morceaux, Op.72

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
18 Morceaux, Op.72, TH.151

Mikhail Pletnev

Total Playing Time 1:04:41

CD 26: Tchaikovsky: My Protector, My Angel, My Friend (Moy geni, moi angel, moi drug; None But The Lonely Heart, Op.6, No.6 (Nyet, tolko tot, kto znal); Why?, Op.6, No.5; Not A Word, Beloved, Op.6, No.2; Do Not Believe, My Friend, Op.6, No.1 (Nye vyer, moy drug)

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
Olga Borodina, Larissa Gergieva

Total Playing Time 59:46

CD 27: Tchaikovsky: Divine Liturgy Of St John Chrysostom, Op.41; 9 Sacred Pieces

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, Op.41, TH.75

6.
2:36

9 Sacred Pieces

11.
4:04

13.
4:11

St.Petersburg Chamber Choir, Nikolai Korniev

Natalia Kornieva, Elena Fedotova, Marina Ushapovskaya, St.Petersburg Chamber Choir, Nikolai Korniev

St.Petersburg Chamber Choir, Nikolai Korniev

Total Playing Time 1:06:04

. . . a very enticing 27-CD box set. All the key works are here . . . it makes a near-ideal introduction to the composer . . . [Mravinsky's symphony recordings] are true classics and enshrine a style of performance that draws its strength from the notes rather than from a manipulation of them . . . [Mikhail Pletnev and the Russian National Orchestra] also give us most of the tone-poems and overtures, and they're done with great flair . . . [the Antal Dorati/New Philharmonia recordings of the four Orchestral Suites] stand the test of time very well. Dorati is a fine guide to these neglected works and the New Philharmonia play beautifully . . . Seiji Ozawa conducts the Boston SO in "Swan Lake" and "The Nutcracker" very elegantly and Pletnev gives us "The Sleeping Beauty" with a palpable love for this glorious score . . . The Emerson Quartet give us the First String Quartet -- a lovely performance full of insight and a surprisingly delicate tenderness. The Piano Trio comes from the high-power trio of Gidon Kremer, Maisky and Argerich, and sparks, needless to say, fly. Vladmir Ashkenazy plays "The Seasons" with enormous charm and imagination . . . On the vocal front, Olga Borodina and Larissa Gergieva offer a programme of "Romances and Songs" with a near-ideal mix of intimacy and drama . . . A disc of choral music -- selections from the "Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom" and the "Choral Pieces" -- finds the magnificent St Petersburg Chamber Choir under Nikolai Korniev on top form. They clearly have this music in their blood and from the floorboard-rattling basses up to the perfectly blended woman's voices make an utterly entrancing sound . . . this set will give a huge amount of pleasure and confirm Tchaikovsky's place as one of music's melodists and craftsmen.

Chaque recoin du catalogue est documenté. Les "Symphonies nos. 4 à 6" selon Mravinski (1960), les "Suites" facon Dorati se passent de commentaires. Comme Abbado dirigeant Milstein dans le concerto pour violon, et Argerich dans le "1er" pour piano. Il y a là quasiment tout l'orchestre, en grande part sous la baguette de Pletnev, un peu pâle pour les trois premières symphonies, plus à son affaire dans les poèmes narratifs ("Roméo et Juliette" prend feu), mais aussi l'essentiel de la musique de chambre, dont une version expressionniste du "Trio" emmenée par Argerich. Redécouverte heureuse, l'album de mélodies selon le mezzo sombre d'Olga Borodina. Côté ballet, ne ratez surtout pas la fantasmagorique "Belle au bois dormant" animée par Pletnev, inspiré. On le retrouve au piano pour tout l'Opus 72 . . . Somme gagnante.