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Tchaikovsky & Mussorgsky [download] – LSO Live

Tchaikovsky & Mussorgsky [download]

  • Release date: 8 February 2019
    LSO0810D | 0822231181064
    Total playing time: 67m

    2.0 24 bit 98 kHz FLAC | 320 kbps MP3

    Producer: Nicholas Parker
    Engineering: Classic Sound Ltd
    Recorded live in DSD 128FS at Barbican Hall, London 29 October, 1 November 2017 & 3 June 2018

  • Orchestral Choice of the Month
    'A standout recording of Musorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition.'
    BBC Music Magazine

    'No shortage of versions of either work, of course, but this is a shortlist release, for Pictures especially, very well recorded and neatly tidied to studio standard.'
    Classical Source

    ‘The conductor brings his intensely passionate approach to the 19th century composer’s widely regarded as autobiographical Symphony...including a particularly brooding Andantino in modo di canzona.’
    Winnipeg Free Press

    'Conductor Gianandrea Noseda and the London Symphony Orchestra players not only fully capture and project the implacable feelings of anger that set off the opening movement, but also the dichotomy of moods, from sad to heroic, that drive this dramatic motif to its impassioned conclusion.'
    Classical Music Sentinel

    Concert Reviews

    ‘Bold, a performance of hot blood and obsessive thoughts.’
    The Times (Symphony No 4)

    ‘Philip Cobb’s trumpet was devilish’
    Classical Source (Pictures at an Exhibition)


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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