Tchaikovsky & Mussorgsky [download]
Release date: 8 February 2019
LSO0810D | 0822231181064
Total playing time: 67m
Producer: Nicholas Parker
Engineering: Classic Sound Ltd
Recorded live in DSD 128FS at Barbican Hall, London 29 October, 1 November 2017 & 3 June 2018
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.
|Performers||London Symphony Orchestra|
1-4: Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 4 in F Minor, Op. 36
II. Andantino in modo di canzona
III. Scherzo. Pizzicato ostinato - Allegro
IV. Finale. Allegro con fuoco