Essential Tchaikovsky – 2CDs – Decca

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1. Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23: 1st movement, Allegro non troppo by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1874-1875; Russia
Length: 9 Minutes 4 Secs.
Notes: An excerpt of the piece is being performed.

2. Romeo and Juliet Overture: Love Theme by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1869/1880; Russia
Length: 3 Minutes 11 Secs.

3. Swan Lake, Op. 20: Act 2 – Scène by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1875-1876; Russia
Length: 2 Minutes 35 Secs.

4. Swan Lake, Op. 20: no 2, Act 1 – Valse by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1875-1876; Russia
Length: 7 Minutes 9 Secs.

5. Les saisons, Op. 37b: no 6, Juin “Barcarolle” by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: Russia
Length: 5 Minutes 23 Secs.
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording.
Composition written: Russia (1875 – 1876).

6. Eugene Onegin, Op. 24: Waltz by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble: Kirov Theater Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1877-1878; Russia
Length: 6 Minutes 16 Secs.
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording.

7. Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23: 2nd movement, Andantino semplice by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1874-1875; Russia
Length: 6 Minutes 44 Secs.

8. Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66: no 7, Act 1 – Valse by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1888-1889; Russia
Length: 4 Minutes 6 Secs.

9. Marche slave, Op. 31 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble: Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1876; Russia
Length: 9 Minutes 6 Secs.

10. Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35: 1st movement, Allegro moderato by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer: Kyung-Wha Chung (Violin)
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble: Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1878; Russia
Length: 7 Minutes 37 Secs.
Notes: An excerpt of the piece is being performed.

11. Symphony no 5 in E minor, Op. 64: 2nd movement, Andante cantabile by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Igor Markevitch
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1888; Russia
Length: 12 Minutes 18 Secs.
12. Nutcracker, Op. 71: no 1a, Act 1 – Miniature Overture by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble: Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1891-1892; Russia
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs.
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording.

13. Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48: 2nd movement, Waltz by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble: St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1880; Russia
Length: 3 Minutes 45 Secs.
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording.

14. Quartet for Strings no 1 in D major, Op. 11: 2nd movement, Andante cantabile by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble: Gabrieli String Quartet
Period: Romantic
Written: Russia
Length: 6 Minutes 31 Secs.
Notes: Composition written: Russia (1871).
Composition revised: Russia (1888).

15. Eugene Onegin, Op. 24: Polonaise by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble: Kirov Theater Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1877-1878; Russia
Length: 4 Minutes 58 Secs.
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording.

16. Symphony no 4 in F minor, Op. 36: 3rd movement, Scherzo by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Igor Markevitch
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1877-1878; Russia
Length: 5 Minutes 30 Secs.

17. Elegy for Strings in G major by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1884; Russia
Length: 8 Minutes 0 Secs.
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording.

18. Songs (6), Op. 6: no 6, None but the lonely heart by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer: Oleg Boshniakovich (Piano), Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Baritone)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1869; Russia
Length: 3 Minutes 6 Secs.
Language: Russian
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording.

19. Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 41: Pater noster by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Nikolai Korniev
Orchestra/Ensemble: St. Petersburg Chamber Choir
Period: Romantic
Written: 1878; Russia
Length: 2 Minutes 22 Secs.
Language: Russian
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording.

20. Morceaux (6) for Piano, Op. 51: no 6, Valse sentimentale by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer: Arthur Grumiaux (Violin), István Hajdu (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1882; Russia
Length: 2 Minutes 5 Secs.

21. Nutcracker, Op. 71: no 12e, Act 2 – Dance of the Flutes “Toy Trumpets” by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1891-1892; Russia
Length: 2 Minutes 34 Secs.

22. Nutcracker, Op. 71: no 13, Act 2 – Waltz of the Flowers by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1891-1892; Russia
Length: 5 Minutes 55 Secs.

23. 1812 Overture, Op. 49: Finale by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble: Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1880; Russia
Length: 3 Minutes 48 Secs.

24. Symphony no 6 in B minor, Op. 74 “Pathétique”: 1st movement – Excerpt(s) by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893; Russia
Length: 5 Minutes 1 Secs.

25. Swan Lake Suite, Op. 20a: no 3, Danses des petits cygnes by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1875-1876; Russia
Length: 1 Minutes 30 Secs.

26. Sextet for Strings in D major, Op. 70 “Souvenir de Florence”: 2nd movement, Adagio cantabile by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Length: 7 Minutes 50 Secs.

27. Souvenir d’un lieu cher, Op. 42: no 3, Mélodie by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer: Akiko Suwanai (Violin), Phillip Moll (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1878; Russia
Length: 3 Minutes 37 Secs.
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording.

28. Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66: no 9a, Act 1 – Pas d’action “‘Rose’ Adagio” by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1888-1889; Russia
Length: 6 Minutes 33 Secs.

29. Nutcracker, Op. 71: no 14c, Act 2 – Variation II, Sugar-Plum Fairy and Coda by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble: Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1891-1892; Russia
Length: 2 Minutes 18 Secs.
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording.

30. Capriccio italien, Op. 45 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble: Kirov Theater Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1880; Russia
Length: 5 Minutes 24 Secs.
Notes: An excerpt of the piece is being performed.
This selection is a DDD recording.

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