Tchaikovsky & Mussorgsky

  • Release date: 8 February 2019
    LSO0810 | 822231181026

    Hybrid SACD | Jewel case
    SACD incl.stereo | multi-channel 5.1
    Total playing time: 67m

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

  • 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)

£8.99

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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