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Russian National Orchestra - Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.6 in B minor Op.74 ‘Pathetique’ (2011) [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]

Russian National Orchestra - Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.6 in B minor Op.74 ‘Pathetique’ (2011)
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If one is searching for an extra-musical heading under which to bracket the con- tent of the Symphonies Nos. 4, 5 & 6 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, one cannot really avoid the word “fate”. Personal fate, to be exact. Thus his Symphony No. 4 (1876-78) was a frank confession straight from the soul, a subtle psychological portrait printed on paper. In a letter to his patroness, Nadezhda von Meck, he talked of “fate, this disastrous power, which prevents our urgent desire for happiness from achieving its objective”. After this, a further 11 years passed before Tchaikovsky attempted to compose another “purely” symphonic work – his Symphony No. 5.
Russian National Orchestra - Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor Op. 64 (2011) [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]

Russian National Orchestra - Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor Op. 64 (2011)
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FLAC Image+CUE 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Digital Booklet | 1.1GB + 5% Recovery

Following the completion of the 4th’s subtle psychography, 11 years would pass before Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikowsky would return to the composition of a ‘purely’ symphonic work – the 5th Symphony (the composer considered his mighty Manfred Symphony dating from 1885 as his only explicitly programmatic symphony). Despite having just returned from a spectacularly received European concert tour, he commenced the project in a state of complete exhaustion, self-doubt & uncertainty. From his new country residence in Klin, he wrote in the spring of 1888: “I frequently have doubts about my own abilities & wonder if it is not time to stop, & if my creativity has not been stretched to the limit.” His comments in a letter to his benefactor, Nadeshda von Meck, in June, are similar; he fears that “the well may be dry.”
Russian National Orchestra - Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.4, Romeo & Juliet (2011) [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]

Russian National Orchestra - Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.4, Romeo & Juliet (2011)
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FLAC Image+CUE 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Digital Booklet | 944MB + 5% Recovery

Not many world famous composers have been equally successful at writing both absolute and programme music. Moreover, only a mere handful has managed to achieve something truly extraordinary in both genres. One of these coposers was Peter Tchaikovsky. When inspired by great literature, his passion for reading likely stood him in good stead: after all, as far as Tchaikovsky was concerned, reading ranked ‘among the greatest moments of pleasure’.
Russian National Orchestra - Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2 ‘Little Russian’ (2012) [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]

Russian National Orchestra - Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2 ‘Little Russian’ (2012)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 5.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Digital Booklet | 2.35GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC Image+CUE 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Digital Booklet | 760MB + 5% Recovery

Following the long & rocky road to the 1st Symphony, on which, due to his teaching duties at the Moscow Conservatory, Tchaikovsky had been forced to work at night, the 2nd Symphony was composed mainly in the summer of 1872, hot on the heels of his 2nd opera, The Oprichnik. At this time, Tchaikovsky was once again taking a holiday on the country estate of his sister Aleksandra, located near the Ukrainian town of Kamianka, in the Kiev Governerate. Numerous anecdotes report Tchaikovsky’s touching assertion that he was not the true creator of the work, but rather, that it actually had been composed by a Pyotr Gerasimovich, 1 of the older servants in the household of his sister & her husband, Lev Davydov, for it was Pyotr Gerasimovich who had sung the folksong, The Crane, to him, which provided the basis for the work’s finale.
Russian National Orchestra - Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.1 & Marche Slave (2011) [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]

Russian National Orchestra - Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.1 & Marche Slave (2011)
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The genre of the symphony played a major role throughout the creative life of Pyotr Tchaikovsky. He composed his 1st symphony at the age of 26, & his 6th & last symphony – the Pathйtique – in 1893, the year in which he died. Whereas his 3 last symphonies have remained an integral part of the concert repertoire, performances of his 1st 3 symphonies are still quite rare. Unfairly so, as they are unique individual works, artistic expressions of a high quality. Tchaikovsky defined the symphony as “the most lyrical of musical forms. After all, is it not meant to express that for which there are no words, but which forces itself out of the soul, impatiently waiting to be uttered?”. With these words, Tchaikovsky makes us aware of the special nature of his symphonies. Primarily, they provided him with a musical outlet for the elaboration of his emotions, his mental & spiritual processes.
Augustin Hadelich & London Philharmonic Orchestra - Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto - Lalo: Symphonie espagnole (2017)

Augustin Hadelich & London Philharmonic Orchestra - Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto - Lalo: Symphonie espagnole (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:07:30 | 155 MB
Label: LPO | Release Year: 2017

Augustin Hadelich is an Italian violinist. Born to German parents, Hadelich was raised in a musical family with two brothers who played cello and piano, while he took up the violin at age five. Hadelich developed into a prodigy, playing violin and piano and composing as a sideline. Hadelich suffered burns in a fire in 1999, which required treatment in Germany and more than a year of recuperation before he could play the violin again. He then graduated from the Instituto Mascagni in Livorno with honors, and studied with Joel Smirnoff at the Juilliard School, receiving his graduate diploma in 2005 and his artist diploma in 2007.
Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra/Vienna Symphony Orchestra - Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4/Capriccio Italien (1991)

Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra/Vienna Symphony Orchestra - Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4/Capriccio Italien (1991)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 195 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 133 mb
Genre: classical

Two works of Tchaikovsky is explored in this CD featuring music by the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra and the Vienna Symphony Orchestra. Released by the laserLight label in 1991.
Jarvi, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra - Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty (2012)

Jarvi, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra - Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty (2012)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 656 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 370 MB | 2 CDs | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog Number: 5113

This two-disc set marks the beginning of a new project devoted to Tchaikovsky’s ballet scores. We start the survey with the complete score of The Sleeping Beauty, recorded on SACD. Swan Lake and The Nutcracker will follow in 2013 and 2014, respectively. Tchaikovsky was approached by the Director of the Imperial Theatres in St Petersburg, Ivan Vsevolozhsky, in 1888 about a possible ballet adaptation of Charles Perrault’s La Belle au bois dormant (The Sleeping Beauty). The vision was to stage the production in the style of Louis XIV, allowing the musical fantasy to run high and melodies to be written in the spirit of Lully, Bach, and Rameau. This proposal for a fairy-tale ballet rooted firmly in both the rococo and baroque periods appealed to Tchaikovsky, and The Sleeping Beauty was premiered in 1890, with choreography by Petipa, the principal choreographer of his day.
Erich Kunzel & Cincinnati Pops Orchestra - Tchaikovsky: 1812 & Other Orchestral Works (2001) [Reissue 2003] {2.0 & 5.1} PS3

Erich Kunzel & Cincinnati Pops Orchestra - Tchaikovsky: 1812 & Other Orchestral Works (2001) [Reissue 2003]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 61:33 minutes | Scans included | 4,22 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,16 GB
Features Stereo and Multichannel surround sound | Telarc # SACD-60541
Vasily Petrenko, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra - Tchaikovsky: Symphonies No. 1, 2 & 5 (2016)

Vasily Petrenko, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra - Tchaikovsky: Symphonies No. 1, 2 & 5 (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 01:57:56 | 270 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: PM Classics - Onyx

How strange that Tchaikovsky’s last three symphonies are played to death while the first three are largely ignored. In the first 2-CD set of what is presumably going to be a complete cycle here are two early symphonies in which the composer is already completely himself tuneful and highly dramatic, as Vasily Petrenko and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra make clear in their taut, exciting performances. When they move on to the well-known Symphony No. 5 the playing is as disciplined, the mood no less gripping. The eagerly awaited Tchaikovsky Symphony cycle from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Vasily Petrenko gets underway with Symphonies 1, 2 & 5.