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Tchaikovsky – Pathétique

Orchestras / Ensembles
Catalogue numberBIS-1959 SACD
Release date2012-08-01
Orig. sample rate96000Hz
Total time62:21

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’,, 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.
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Extra material for download
  Composer: Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich
  Symphony No.6 in B minor, ‘Pathétique’, Op.74 (1893) 42:24
01 I. Adagio – Allegro non troppo 16:58 $ 4.07 USD
02 II. Allegro con grazia 07:36 $ 1.82 USD
03 III. Allegro molto vivace 08:34 $ 2.06 USD
04 IV. Adagio lamentoso 09:16 $ 2.22 USD
05 Romeo and Juliet (1869/70/80) 18:45 $ 4.50 USD
  Album total 62:21
ComposerTchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich
ConductorDausgaard, Thomas
OrchestraSwedish Chamber Orchestra

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