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Thu 17 Nov, 2016:
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 6 in B minor, Op 74 (Pathétique); Romeo and Juliet – Fantasy Overture, Op 32

Dignified, compassionate and keenly proportioned readings of these two Tchaikovsky masterworks. Semyon Bychkov's way with the Pathétique Symphony may...

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Tue 01 Nov, 2016:
Chopin: 24 Mazurkas

Andrew Achenbach enthusiastically greeted Pavel Kolesnikov’s playing of Tchaikovsky’s The Seasons (reviewed 23 January 2015). The 26-year-old's...

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Mon 17 Oct, 2016:
Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A minor Op 50; Rachmaninov: Trios élégiaques – No 1 in G minor (1892); No 2 in D minor, Op 9

The Tchaikovsky Piano Trio receives a bold and forthright reading here from Trio Soloisti. Gestures and phrases are emphatic and clearly defined....

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Fri 07 Oct, 2016:
Dvořák: Symphonies – No 8 in G major, Op 88; No 9 in E minor, Op 95 (From the New World)

“František who?”, you may be thinking. Stupka (1879-1965) is the all-but-forgotten man that the Czech Philharmonic called when Václav Talich was...

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Wed 07 Sep, 2016:
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No 2 in G major, Op 44; Khachaturian: Piano Concerto

Unlike its forerunner, Tchaikovsky’s Second Piano Concerto has languished unloved and suffered unkind cuts – most prominently to the concertante...

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Wed 22 Jun, 2016:
Tchaikovsky: Symphonies – No 1 in G minor, Op 7 (Winter Dreams); No 2 in C minor, Op 17 (Little Russian); No 5 in E minor, Op 64

There are details to relish here, mostly with respect to the way the (excellent) orchestra is balanced: in the Fifth Symphony, for example, the trio...

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Wed 01 Jun, 2016:
Lucas Debargue: Debut Album – Piano Works by Scarlatti, Chopin, Liszt, Ravel, Grieg, Schubert and Scarlatti/Debargue

Largely self-taught, the French pianist Lucas Debargue grabbed public and critical attention by winning fourth prize at the 2015 Tchaikovsky...

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Thu 14 Jan, 2016:
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major, Op 35; Stravinsky: Les Noces

The Yiddish term ‘chutzpah’ means cheek, flagrant boldness, or audacity – and Patricia Kopatchinskaja’s Tchaikovsky Concerto is full of it....

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Mon 04 Jan, 2016:
Lang Lang in Paris – Chopin: The 4 Scherzi; Tchaikovsky: The Seasons, Op 37a

Lang Lang’s pairing of Chopin’s Four Scherzi with Tchaikovsky’s The Seasons is an interesting if uneven affair in this 2-CD release made at...

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Fri 20 Nov, 2015:
Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame (The Queen of Spades)

It’s been a long wait since his 2007 Sony coupling of the First Piano Concerto and Fourth Symphony for Mariss Jansons to return to Tchaikovsky on...

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Thu 09 Jul, 2015:
Tchaikovsky: Capriccio Italien, Op 45; Romeo and Juliet – Fantasy Overture; Francesca da Rimini, Op 32; 1812 Overture, Op 49

The brass commands sonorous attention to introduce the colourful musical postcard that is Capriccio Italien, given full character and impetuous dash...

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Wed 27 May, 2015:
Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony, Op 58; Marche Slave, Op 31

Rarely has the doleful opening of Marche Slave sounded a more tragic note than it does here, and given that Tchaikovsky had the oppression of Serbs by...

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Fri 23 Jan, 2015:
Tchaikovsky: The Seasons, Op 37b; Six Morceaux, Op 19

Tchaikovsky's suite for piano, The Seasons, was the result of a commission from the St Petersburg magazine 'Nuvellist', a new piece appearing in each...

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