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Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony Op 58, The Voyevoda Op 78 / Petrenko, Royal Liverpool PO

Album Summary

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Manfred Symphony, Op. 58
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : The Voyevoda, Op. 78
Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Written between the fourth and fifth symphonies, Tchaikovsky's programmatic 'Manfred Symphony', inspired by Byron's dramatic poem of the same name, contains some of the composer's most thrillingly orchestrated music and best tunes. For Tchaikovsky, as for Byron, Manfred represented the figure of the outsider, an outcast from society. The first movement depicts Manfred at midnight in a Gothic gallery in his Alpine castle, seeking self-oblivion and haunted by memories of lost love. The second movement evokes the spirit of the Witch of the Alps, appearing in a rainbow through the spray of a waterfall, while in the third movement a chamois hunter offers Manfred what little comfort he can. In the final movement, set in a subterranean hall of Evil, in the form of a globe of fire, Manfred welcomes his coming death as the end of his suffering.



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>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Manfred Symphony, Op. 58
  • Conductor: Vasily Petrenko
  • Ensemble: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, Lancashire, England (06/20/2007-06/21/2007)
  • Running Time: 57 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1885

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : The Voyevoda, Op. 78
  • Conductor: Vasily Petrenko
  • Ensemble: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, Lancashire, England (06/20/2007-06/21/2007)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1890-1891