Annotation

Igor Markevitch's Tchaikovsky performances have been among the best since the early '60s. He turned the unruly London Symphony Orchestra into a first-rate Tchaikovsky ensemble, in which a finely disciplined approach to rhythm provides the perfect foundation for some highly expressive music-making.

Five decades after the completion of this legendary cycle, Decca proudly presents it at the highest-possible resolution, at 24-bit. Mastered from original analogue tapes, this hi-resolution digital set enables music to be heard as the studio engineers intended.

Recording venues:
Wembley Town Hall, London, 9–12 January 1962 (No.6),
19–21 October 1963 (No.4), 3–6 March 1965 (No.3), 6–12 March 1965 (No.2),
16–19 February 1966 (No.1), 19–25 February 1966 (No.5);
Brent Town Hall, Wembley, London, 13 & 14 November 1963 (Manfred)

Annotation last modified on 2016-09-04 18:47 .

Tracklist

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# Title Rating Length
1 Symphony No.1 in G Minor, Op.13 'Winter Reveries': 1. Allegro Tranquillo 11:03
2 Symphony No.1 in G Minor, Op.13 'Winter Reveries': 2. Adagio Cantabile Ma Non Tanto 10:33
3 Symphony No.1 in G Minor, Op.13 'Winter Reveries': 3. Scherzo (Allegro Scherzando Giocoso) 7:42
4 Symphony No.1 in G Minor, Op.13 'Winter Reveries': 4. Finale (Andante Lugubre - Allegro Maestoso) 12:19
5 Symphony No.2 in C Minor, Op.17 'Little Russian': 1. Andante Sostenuto - Allegro Vivo 12:08
6 Symphony No.2 in C Minor, Op.17 'Little Russian': 2. Andantino Marziale, Quasi Moderato 7:52
7 Symphony No.2 in C Minor, Op.17 'Little Russian': 3. Scherzo. Allegro Molto Vivace - Trio. L'Istesso Tempo 5:22
8 Symphony No.2 in C Minor, Op.17 'Little Russian': 4. Finale. Moderato Assai - Allegro Vivo - Presto 10:41
9 Symphony No.3 in D, Op.29 'Polish': 1. Introduzione E Allegro 15:27
10 Symphony No.3 in D, Op.29 'Polish': 2. Alla Tedesca (Allegro Moderato) 5:52
11 Symphony No.3 in D, Op.29 'Polish': 3. Andante Elegiaco 11:47
12 Symphony No.3 in D, Op.29 'Polish': 4. Scherzo (Allegro Vivo) 5:41
13 Symphony No.3 in D, Op.29 'Polish': 5. Finale (Allegro Con Fuoco) 8:29
14 Symphony No.4 in F Minor, Op.36: 1. Andante Sostenuto - Moderato Con Anima - Moderato Assai, Quasi Andante - Allegro Vivo 18:39
15 Symphony No.4 in F Minor, Op.36: 2. Andantino in Modo di Canzone 9:39
16 Symphony No.4 in F Minor, Op.36: 3. Scherzo. Pizzicato Ostinato - Allegro 5:31
17 Symphony No.4 in F Minor, Op.36: 4. Finale (Allegro Con Fuoco) 8:51
18 Symphony No.5 in E Minor, Op.64: 1. Andante - Allegro Con Anima 12:37
19 Symphony No.5 in E Minor, Op.64: 2. Andante Cantabile, Con Alcuna Licenza - Moderato Con Anima 12:26
20 Symphony No.5 in E Minor, Op.64: 3. Valse (Allegro Moderato) 5:31
21 Symphony No.5 in E Minor, Op.64: 4. Finale (Andante Maestoso - Allegro Vivace) 13:02
22 Symphony No.6 in B Minor, Op.74 'Pathétique': 1. Adagio - Allegro Non Troppo 18:46
23 Symphony No.6 in B Minor, Op.74 'Pathétique': 2. Allegro Con Grazia 7:35
24 Symphony No.6 in B Minor, Op.74 'Pathétique': 3. Allegro Molto Vivace 9:26
25 Symphony No.6 in B Minor, Op.74 'Pathétique': 4. Finale (Adagio Lamentoso - Andante) 9:51
26 Manfred Symphony, Op.58: 1. Lento Lugubre - Moderato Con Moto - Andante 16:58
27 Manfred Symphony, Op.58: 2. Vivace Con Spirito 8:47
28 Manfred Symphony, Op.58: 3. Andante Con Moto 10:07
29 Manfred Symphony, Op.58: 4. Allegro Con Fuoco 17:52

Credits

Digital Media 1

recorded in:
United Kingdom (1962-01) (tracks 22–25)
United Kingdom (1963-10) (tracks 14–17)
London, England, United Kingdom (1965-03) (tracks 6–13)
London, England, United Kingdom (1966-02) (tracks 1–4)
United Kingdom (1966-02) (tracks 18–21)
composer:
Пётр Ильич Чайковский (Tchaikovsky - Russian romantic composer) (1866) (tracks 1–4)
Пётр Ильич Чайковский (Tchaikovsky - Russian romantic composer) (1872) (tracks 5–8)
Пётр Ильич Чайковский (Tchaikovsky - Russian romantic composer) (1875) (tracks 9–13)
Пётр Ильич Чайковский (Tchaikovsky - Russian romantic composer) (1877 – 1878) (tracks 14–17)
Пётр Ильич Чайковский (Tchaikovsky - Russian romantic composer) (1885-05 – 1885-09) (tracks 26–29)
Пётр Ильич Чайковский (Tchaikovsky - Russian romantic composer) (1888-05 – 1888-08) (tracks 18–21)
Пётр Ильич Чайковский (Tchaikovsky - Russian romantic composer) (1893-02 – 1893-08) (tracks 22–25)
conductor:
Igor Markevitch (conductor) (1962-01) (tracks 22–25)
Igor Markevitch (conductor) (1963-10) (tracks 14–17)
Igor Markevitch (conductor) (1963-11) (tracks 26–29)
Igor Markevitch (conductor) (1965-03) (tracks 5–13)
Igor Markevitch (conductor) (1966-02) (tracks 1–4, 18–21)
orchestra:
London Symphony Orchestra (1962-01) (tracks 22–25)
London Symphony Orchestra (1963-10) (tracks 14–17)
London Symphony Orchestra (1963-11) (tracks 26–29)
London Symphony Orchestra (1965-03) (tracks 5–13)
London Symphony Orchestra (1966-02) (tracks 1–4, 18–21)
producer:
Vittorio Negri (conductor) (tracks 26–29)
revised by:
Пётр Ильич Чайковский (Tchaikovsky - Russian romantic composer) (1879 – 1880) (tracks 5–8)
recorded at:
Brent Town Hall (Wembley Town Hall) in Brent, London, England, United Kingdom (1963-10) (track 16)
Brent Town Hall (Wembley Town Hall) in Brent, London, England, United Kingdom (1963-11) (tracks 26–29)
arrangements:
Finale from the "Little Russian" (for band, Gordon) (track 8)
Symphony no. 4 in F minor, op. 36: II. Andantino in modo di canzona (for piano four hands, Taneyev) (track 15)
Symphony no. 4 in F minor, op. 36: III. Scherzo. Pizzicato ostinato (for piano four hands, Taneyev) (track 16)
Symphony no. 4 in F minor, op. 36: IV. Finale. Allegro con fuoco (for piano four hands, Taneyev) (track 17)
Symphony no. 5 in E minor, op. 64: I. Andante – Allegro con anima (for piano four hands, Taneyev) (track 18)
Symphony no. 5 in E minor, op. 64: III. Valse. Allegro moderato (for piano four hands, Taneyev) (track 20)
is based on:
is the basis for:
Moon Love (track 19)
part of:
Symphony no. 1 in G minor, op. 13 "Winter Daydreams" (1874 revision, commonly performed) (movement) (tracks 1–4)
Symphony no. 2 in C minor, op. 17 "Little Russian" (1880 revision [commonly performed]) (tracks 5–8)
recording of:
revision of: