Tchaikovsky: Dances and Overtures / Kuchar, et al

> The Queen of Spades, Op. 68 - Pique Dame (The Queen of Spades), Op. 68, Act I: Overture
> Fate, Op. 77 - Fatum (Fate), Op. 77
> Voyevoda (The Provincial Governor), Op. 3 - Voyevoda (The Provincial Governor), Op. 3, Act I: Overture
> The Maid of Orleans - Act I: Entr'acte Act II
> The Maid of Orleans - Act II: Danse des Bohemiens
> The Maid of Orleans - Act II: Danse des Polichinelles et des Histrions
> Cherevichki - Danse russe
> Cherevichki - Danse des Cosaques
> The Enchantress - Introduction
> The Enchantress - Danse des Histrions
> Mazeppa - Mazeppa, Act I: Gopak
> The Oprichnik - Oprichnik (The Guardsman), Act IV: Danses

Album Summary

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Queen of Spades, Op. 68
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Fatum, Op. 77
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Entr'acte and Dances of the Chambermaids, from the opera The Voyevoda, Op. 3
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Maid of Orleans
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : The Slippers (Oxana's Caprices), comic-fantasy opera, Op. 14 (revised version of "Vakula the Smith")
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : The sorceress
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Mazeppa
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : The oprichnik
Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"This is one of those discs you might pass over if you see it in the bins, and you'd be making a big mistake... as you no doubt know, dance music almost always finds Tchaikovsky at his best. The Gopak from Mazeppa is relatively well-known, but the similar character numbers from The Maid of Orleans, Cherevichki (The Slippers), The Enchantress, and The Oprichnik are all marvelous and well worth hearing. Best of all, Theodore Kuchar and his Ukrainian orchestra deliver powerful, thrill-packed performances full of color and rhythmic excitement. The sonics capture Tchaikovsky's vivid scoring with often overwhelming impact: bass drum and cymbals leap from the speakers, while the brass bellow powerfully, hovering on the edge of that splendidly muscular vulgarity that seems to have disappeared from today's Russian orchestras. In short, this disc offers nearly 70 minutes of pure enjoyment." -ClassicsToday



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>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Queen of Spades, Op. 68 :: Overture
  • Conductor: Theodore Kuchar
  • Ensemble: Ukrainian National Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Grand Concert Studio, National Radio Company of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine (12/18/2000-12/20/2000)
  • Running Time: 4 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1890

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Fatum, Op. 77
  • Conductor: Theodore Kuchar
  • Ensemble: Ukrainian National Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Grand Concert Studio, National Radio Company of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine (12/18/2000-12/20/2000)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1869

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Entr'acte and Dances of the Chambermaids, from the opera The Voyevoda, Op. 3 :: Overture
  • Conductor: Theodore Kuchar
  • Ensemble: Ukrainian National Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Grand Concert Studio, National Radio Company of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine (12/18/2000-12/20/2000)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1869

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Maid of Orleans :: Act 2. Entr'acte
  • Conductor: Theodore Kuchar
  • Ensemble: Ukrainian National Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Grand Concert Studio, National Radio Company of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine (12/18/2000-12/20/2000)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1879

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Maid of Orleans :: Act 2. Danse des Bohémiens
  • Conductor: Theodore Kuchar
  • Ensemble: Ukrainian National Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Grand Concert Studio, National Radio Company of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine (12/18/2000-12/20/2000)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1879

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Maid of Orleans :: Act 2. Danse des Polichinelles et des Histrions
  • Conductor: Theodore Kuchar
  • Ensemble: Ukrainian National Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Grand Concert Studio, National Radio Company of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine (12/18/2000-12/20/2000)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1879

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : The Slippers (Oxana's Caprices), comic-fantasy opera, Op. 14 (revised version of "Vakula the Smith")
  • Conductor: Theodore Kuchar
  • Ensemble: Ukrainian National Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Grand Concert Studio, National Radio Company of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine (12/18/2000-12/20/2000)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1885

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : The Slippers (Oxana's Caprices), comic-fantasy opera, Op. 14 (revised version of "Vakula the Smith")
  • Conductor: Theodore Kuchar
  • Ensemble: Ukrainian National Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Grand Concert Studio, National Radio Company of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine (12/18/2000-12/20/2000)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1885

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : The sorceress :: Introduction
  • Conductor: Theodore Kuchar
  • Ensemble: Ukrainian National Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Grand Concert Studio, National Radio Company of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine (12/18/2000-12/20/2000)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1885-1887

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : The sorceress :: Act 1. Danse des Histrions
  • Conductor: Theodore Kuchar
  • Ensemble: Ukrainian National Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Grand Concert Studio, National Radio Company of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine (12/18/2000-12/20/2000)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1885-1887

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Mazeppa :: Act 1. Gopak
  • Conductor: Theodore Kuchar
  • Ensemble: Ukrainian National Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Grand Concert Studio, National Radio Company of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine (12/18/2000-12/20/2000)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1881-1883

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : The oprichnik :: Act 4. Danses
  • Conductor: Theodore Kuchar
  • Ensemble: Ukrainian National Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Grand Concert Studio, National Radio Company of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine (12/18/2000-12/20/2000)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1872