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.
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)