Tchaikovsky & Mussorgsky [download]


Gianandrea Noseda
London Symphony Orchestra 

Urgent, supercharged and violent in places, Tchaikovsky’s Fourth is said to reflect the turmoil he found himself in while composing: a disastrous marriage, struggles with his sexuality and severe depression. Yet, despite the gloomy outlook, the symphony proves undoubtedly that Tchaikovsky knew how to fill his works with memorable melodies.

Known for his mastery of Russian repertoire, for this album Noseda pairs Tchaikovsky with a masterpiece by his fellow countryman, Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, performed here in Ravel’s iconic orchestration.

Composers   Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky
Conductor   Gianandrea Noseda
Performers   London Symphony Orchestra

Track list

1-4: Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 4 in F Minor, Op. 36
I. Andante sostenuto - Moderato con anima - Moderato assai, quasi andante - Allegro vivo
II. Andantino in modo di canzona
III. Scherzo. Pizzicato ostinato - Allegro
IV. Finale. Allegro con fuoco
5-19: Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition (Orch. Ravel) 
I. Promenade
II. No 1. The Gnome
III. Interlude. Promenade 
IV. No 2. The Old Castle 
V. Interlude. Promenade
VI. No 3. Children Quarreling After Play 
VII. No 4. Cattle 
VIII. Interlude. Promenade
IX. No 5. The Ballet of Unhatched Chicks in their Shells
X. No 6. Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuÿle
XI. No 7. The Market at Limoges. The Great News
XII. No 8. Catacombs. A Roman Tomb
XIII. With the Dead, in a Dead Language 
XIV. No 9. The Hut on Fowl's Legs, Baba-Yaga
XV. No 10. The Great Gate of Kiev 

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