Find music by

Sign up for our newsletter




Tchaikovsky – Pathétique

Composers
Genres
Orchestras / Ensembles
Periods
Conductors
Label
Catalogue numberBIS-SACD-1959
Release date2012-08-01
Discs1
Orig. sample rate96000Hz

These two works from either end of Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s career are linked by their tragic endings – the Sixth Symphony with its concluding Adagio lamentoso descending into the deep and gloomy catacombs of a low string sound, and the ‘Fantasy Overture’ Romeo and Juliet closing with a funeral march. Both of them much-loved staples in the concert halls of the world, they appear here in ‘Opening Doors’ – the series conceived by Thomas Dausgaard and his Swedish Chamber Orchestra in order to provide the opportunity of hearing large-scale Romantic symphonic works in a new way, with the clarity that a chamber orchestra can offer. Begun in 2006, the Opening Doors project includes a full cycle of Schumann’s symphonies (‘the most perceptive Schumann cycle in over three decades’, International Record Review), Dvořák’s ‘New World Symphony’ (‘yet another orchestral gem’, klassik.com), and Symphony No. 2 by Bruckner (‘perfectly paced and balanced – and the small orchestra is all to the good in making Bruckner's stark originality clear’, BBC Music Magazine). These are now joined by Tchaikovsky’s last symphony – completed only a couple of months before the composer’s death in 1893 – a work which to many is the archetype of a true Romantic symphony.
 
Extra material for download
 
 
  Composer: Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich
  Symphony No.6 in B minor, ‘Pathétique’, Op.74 (1893) 43:04
01 I. Adagio – Allegro non troppo 17:11 $ 4.12 USD
02 II. Allegro con grazia 07:43 $ 1.85 USD
03 III. Allegro molto vivace 08:38 $ 2.07 USD
04 IV. Adagio lamentoso 09:32 $ 2.29 USD
 
 
  Composer: Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich
  Romeo and Juliet (1869/70/80)
05 Romeo and Juliet (1869/70/80) 19:16 $ 4.62 USD
 
  Album total 01:02:20
ComposerTchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich
ConductorDausgaard, Thomas
OrchestraSwedish Chamber Orchestra

Daily Deal
Top downloads
eClassical.com is a completely virtual record label and a secure online store open 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Customers and visitors can download classical music in high quality FLAC or MP3 and find out more about classical music.

Start page    24 Bit FAQ    Assistance    About eClassical    Classical News