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Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 'Pathétique'; Songs for voice (violin) and piano / Lisa Batiashvili, violin

Album Summary

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Symphony no 6 in B minor ("Pathétique"), Op. 74
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Romances, op 6
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Romances, op 73
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

The dynamic young French-Canadian conductor records the symphony that has played a central role in his remarkable career.

Yannick Nézet-Séguin first heard it live in Montreal at the age of eight. It was the work he chose for his debut with both the Orchestre Metropolitain du Grand Montreal and the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Conducting this quintessentially Russian music with the Rotterdam Philharmonic acknowledges his predecessor on the podium, Valery Gergiev, as well as showcasing the depth and refinement of the Dutch orchestra's rich textures.

Yannick Nézet-Séguin admires Tchaikovsky not just as a composer of heart-breaking melodies but also as a master symphonist. "The point for me is this work's pervasive lust for life, and the lack of faith in humanity which is the implicit message of the end."

The symphony is accompanied by two sets of Tchaikovsky's songs, in arrangements for piano and violin. Yannick Nézet-Séguin at the piano is joined by star violinist Lisa Batiashvili, whose understanding of the original Russian texts colours her interpretation.

At just 37, Yannick Nézet-Séguin is a driving force on the international music scene. He has conducted operas at The Metropolitan, Covent Garden and the Salzburg Festival and concerts with many of the world's leading orchestras. Music Director of the Rotterdam Philharmonic and the Philadelphia Orchestra, he signed a long-term recording contract with Deutsche Grammophon in June 2012.

Yannick Nézet-Séguin's first opera release on Deutsche Grammophon: Mozart's Don Giovanni got fantastic reviews worldwide. The Daily Telegraph called it as one of the best recordings...

Gramophone Magazine, December 2013
I have to hand it to Yannick Nezet-Seguin: this is without question one of the finest Pathetiques to have come my way in the last 30 or so years. Proof of credentials appears fairly early on.



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Works Details

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Symphony no 6 in B minor ("Pathétique"), Op. 74
  • Conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin
  • Ensemble: Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 44 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1893

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Romances, op 6 :: 1. Do not believe, my friend
  • Performers: Elisabeth Batiashvili (Violin); Yannick Nézet-Séguin (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1869

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Romances, op 6 :: 2. Not a word, O my friend
  • Performers: Yannick Nézet-Séguin (Piano); Elisabeth Batiashvili (Violin)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1869

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Romances, op 6 :: 5. Why?
  • Performers: Yannick Nézet-Séguin (Piano); Elisabeth Batiashvili (Violin)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1869

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Romances, op 6 :: 6. No, only one who has known (None but the lonely heart)
  • Performers: Yannick Nézet-Séguin (Piano); Elisabeth Batiashvili (Violin)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1869

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Romances, op 73 :: 2. Night
  • Performers: Yannick Nézet-Séguin (Piano); Elisabeth Batiashvili (Violin)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1893

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Romances, op 73 :: 4. The sun has set
  • Performers: Elisabeth Batiashvili (Violin); Yannick Nézet-Séguin (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1893

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Romances, op 73 :: 6. Again, as before, alone
  • Performers: Yannick Nézet-Séguin (Piano); Elisabeth Batiashvili (Violin)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1893