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Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4; Overture "Romeo and Juliet" / Pletnev

> Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36 - I. Andante sostenuto - Moderato con anima
> Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36 - II. Andantino in modo di canzone
> Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36 - III. Scherzo: Pizzicato ostinato - Allegro
> Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36 - IV. Finale: Allegro con fuoco
> Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture (3rd version, 1880) - Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture (3rd version, 1880)

Album Summary

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Symphony no 4 in F minor, Op. 36
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture
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Notes & Reviews:

This album is the first of a complete Tchaikovsky Symphonies set. While there are many recordings of the 4th Symphony available, this new and refreshing interpretation by the acclaimed Russian National Orchestra under the baton of Mikhail Pletnev will surely take a place among the definitive Tchaikovsky recordings.

BBC Music Magazine
[The finale] has balletic energy and is refreshingly free from vulgarity, In Romeo and Juliet the orchestra is superbly responsive, shaping the love melody with nobility and warmth...The recording has a wonderful sense of depth, with the handover from horns to trombones at the opening of the symphony given thrilling immediacy in SACD sound.

International Record Review
Perhaps the most remarkable things about these performances is their straightforwardness...[Pletnev] is without any quirks or deviations and leads the Russian National Orchestra in passionate and powerful performances, often with tempos quicker than the norm...and conjures compellingly direct accounts that are full-blooded, subtle and finely detailed.

Gramophone Magazine
Pletnev understands the text [of the Fourth Symphony] completely but he refuses to be drawn emotionally...[He] makes much of the oscillating rhythm which horns and harp develop in the love music [of Romeo & Juliet] and his sumptuous uncovering of harmony at the climax is richly satisfying.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: DZZ Studio 5, Moscow (06/2010).



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Works Details

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Symphony no 4 in F minor, Op. 36
  • Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev
  • Running Time: 39 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1878

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture
  • Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev
  • Running Time: 19 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1880