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James Ehnes, Neeme Järvi, Bergen Philharmonic - Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake (2013)

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James Ehnes, Neeme Järvi, Bergen Philharmonic - Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake (2013)

James Ehnes, Neeme Järvi, Bergen Philharmonic - Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 602 Mb | Total time: 81:00+74:27 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Chandos ‎| CHSA 5124(2) | Recorded: 2012

This is the second instalment in our series devoted to Tchaikovsky’s three great ballets. The first recording, of The Sleeping Beauty, was praised upon its release, described by a reviewer in American Record Guide as ‘one of the finest I’ve heard’. Here Neeme Järvi and the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra present the complete version of Swan Lake, with the pre-eminent James Ehnes lending his magic to the violin solos. This was Tchaikovsky’s first full-length ballet, but its premiere in 1877, staged at Moscow’s Bolshoy Theatre, was by no means a resounding success. According to most accounts, the choreography was inept, the shabby sets and costumes were borrowed from other productions, and the orchestral playing was poor. Most ballet companies today base their productions on the 1895 revival by the distinguished choreographer Marius Petipa.

Vadim Repin, Emmanuel Krivine, London Symphony Orchestra - Tchaikowsky, Sibelius: Violin Concertos (1996)

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Vadim Repin, Emmanuel Krivine, London Symphony Orchestra - Tchaikowsky, Sibelius: Violin Concertos (1996)

Vadim Repin, Emmanuel Krivine, London Symphony Orchestra - Tchaikowsky, Sibelius: Violin Concertos (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 265 Mb | Total time: 66:32 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | 4509-98537-2 | Recorded: 1994

Repin's withdrawn tone in moments of meditation and his fondness for the gentlest pianissimos are as remarkable as his purity and sharpness of focus in bravura. He brings many moments of magic, such as the gentle lead-in to the second subject and the whispered statement of the main theme in the central Canzonetta, enhanced by the natural balance of the soloist in refined and well-detailed Erato recording, making this a highly recommendable alternative to Chung Tchaikovsky/Sibelius: Violin Concertos in this favourite coupling.

Seiji Ozawa, Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper, Vladimir Atlantov, Mirella Freni - Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame [2009/1992]

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Seiji Ozawa, Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper, Vladimir Atlantov, Mirella Freni - Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame [2009/1992]

Seiji Ozawa, Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper, Vladimir Atlantov, Mirella Freni - Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame [2009/1992]
PAL 4:3 (720x576) VBR | Русский (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 7.42 Gb (DVD9) | 145 min
Classical | Sony | Sub.: No

Das war ein Abend, wie Opernfreunde ihn lieben: Tschaikowskis »Pique Dame«, ein Werk des Repertoires und doch selten gespielt, ein Ensemble nicht nur berühmter Namen, sondern großer Singschauspieler, dazu ein Dirigent der Sonderklasse – eine Aufführung, wie sie auch an einem Haus wie der Wiener Staatsoper nicht zum »Alltag« gehört. Der Erfolg der Aufführung, der Jubel waren gleichsam vorprogrammiert. Zumal die Wiener Staatsoper ihrem Publikum noch eine ganz besondere Attraktion anzubieten hatte: Im Mittelpunkt des Abends und schier endloser Ovationen stand eine der großen Heroinen der Opernbühne, Martha Mödl, die hier in den Fünfziger- und Sechzigerjahren des Jahrhunderts als Leonore in Beethovens »Fidelio«, als Isolde und Brünnhilde, aber auch in so manchen Partien des dramatischen Mezzofachs Triumphe gefeiert hatte.

Patricia Kopatchinskaja, MusicAeterna, Teodor Currentzis - Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto, Op. 35; Stravinsky: Les Noces (2016)

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Patricia Kopatchinskaja, MusicAeterna, Teodor Currentzis - Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto, Op. 35; Stravinsky: Les Noces (2016)

P.I. Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto, Op. 35; Igor Stravinsky: Les Noces (2016)
Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin; MusicAeterna, conducted by Teodor Currentzis

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 253 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:57:12
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 88875165122

Testament to the versatility and musical command that Teodor Currentzis and his unique orchestra and choir possess, this new album brings together two diverse masterworks from two titans of Russian music. Although they have been acquainted for a long time prior, this recording represents the first musical collaboration between Teodor Currentzis and the exceptional violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja. The instant artistic rapport (an “artistic wedding” of sorts) between these two maverick musicians can be heard in this dynamic new recording of Tchaikovsky’s Violin concerto - one of the most popular works in the violin repertory. Currentzis’ authentic approach to the folk influences in Stravinsky’s music (as revealed in Le Sacre du Printemps) is again very present in his interpretation of Les Noces.

Michael Boder, Orchestra of the Gran Teatre del Liceu - Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame (2011) [Blu-Ray]

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Michael Boder, Orchestra of the Gran Teatre del Liceu - Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame (2011) [Blu-Ray]

Michael Boder, Orchestra of the Gran Teatre del Liceu - Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame (2011) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 24993 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 174 min | 40,9 Gb
Audio1: Русский / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4115 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 174 min | 12,2 Gb
Audio: Русский / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | OPUS ARTE | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Catalan

Obsessive in gambling and in love, the soldier Hermann is the protagonist of Tchaikovsky’s Pique Dame, based on a story by Pushkin. He is smitten with the aristocratic Lisa and fixated on learning the winning secret of ‘the three cards’ from her grandmother, the Countess, played by iconic contralto Ewa Podles. This opulent production from Barcelona’s Liceu captures St Petersburg in the era of Catherine the Great, while the house’s Music Director Michael Boden conducts a large and impressive cast.

Alexander Polianichko, Orchestra of The Royal Opera House - Tchaikovsky: Cherevichki / The Tsarina's Slippers (2010) [BDRip]

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Alexander Polianichko, Orchestra of The Royal Opera House - Tchaikovsky: Cherevichki / The Tsarina's Slippers (2010) [BDRip]

Alexander Polianichko, Orchestra of The Royal Opera House - Tchaikovsky: Cherevichki / The Tsarina's Slippers (2010) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 143 min | 10,0 Gb
Audio: Русский / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24-bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24-bits
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English, French, German, Spanish

Based on Gogol’s fantastical and comic story of the Devil’s antics on Christmas Eve, this magical blend of opera and ballet is brought to vivid life in Francesca Zambello’s colourful production. Magnificent set designs (Mikhail Mokrov) and costumes (Tatiana Noginova), and an excellent, largely Russian cast provide authenticity. Splendid dancing by The Royal Ballet and Cossack dancers completes the spectacle.

Arseny Tarasevich-Nikolaev - Reflections: Rachmaninov, Medtner, Scriabin, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, Nikolayeva (2018)

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Arseny Tarasevich-Nikolaev - Reflections: Rachmaninov, Medtner, Scriabin, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, Nikolayeva (2018)

Arseny Tarasevich-Nikolaev - Reflections: Rachmaninov, Medtner, Scriabin, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, Nikolayeva (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 204 Mb | Total time: 72:11 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Decca | # 4833922 | Recorded: 2017

Earning praise for his commanding technique, elegant sound and wide-ranging repertoire, Russian Arseny Tarasevich-Nikolaev was quickly signed to Decca Classics, following his declaration at the Sydney International Piano Competition, where he was also an audience favourite. He has curated an all-Russian album: Rachmaninov (including the Moment-musicaux, which he performed so gloriously at the Competition), Medtner, Scriabin, Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky. The album also includes two Concert Études by his late grandmother – Tatiana Nikolayeva.

Daniel Barenboim, Wiener Philharmoniker - Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin (2008)

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Daniel Barenboim, Wiener Philharmoniker - Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin (2008)

Daniel Barenboim, Wiener Philharmoniker - Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin (2008)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Русский (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 7.81 + 3.40 Gb (DVD9+DVD5) | 157 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub.: English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

Recorded at the 2007 Salzburg Festival, this production of Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin features an excellent, young cast and the Vienna Philharmonic conducted by maestro Daniel Barenboim. Director Andrea Breth has created an intimate production that mines the depths of expression and charisma of her singer-actors and integrates silent secondary episodes and miniature dramas to heighten the intensity of the story. The title role–a tour de force for any baritone–is taken by Peter Mattei, who starred as Figaro in the Metropolitan Opera's HD Live Broadcast of Il Barbiere di Siviglia. He is joined by dazzling young Russian soprano Anna Samuil, a protégée of Daniel Barenboim who has been acclaimed as a vibrant new presence on the opera stage. The opera includes a wonderful performance from the young tenor, Joseph Kaiser, recently acclaimed for perfomances at The Met opposite Anna Netrebko in Roméo et Juliette, as well as a solid contribution from bass Ferruccio Furlanetto.

Petr Weigl, Georg Solti, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin [2002/1988]

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Petr Weigl, Georg Solti, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin [2002/1988]

Petr Weigl, Georg Solti, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin [2002/1988]
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Русский (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 6.21 Gb (DVD9) | 144 min
Classical | DECCA | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol, Chinese

Petr Weigl's beautiful film evokes superbly this most atmospheric of opera, while Sir Georg Solti captures both the passion and subtlety of Tchaikowsky's magnificent score. The golden-voiced Teresa Kubiak sing the innocent Tatyana, Stuart Burrows is the ill-fated Lensky, and Bernd Weikl is Eugene Onegin, whose arrival is destined to change everybody's lives.

Renaud Capuçon - Le violon ROI [3CDs] (2013)

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Renaud Capuçon - Le violon ROI [3CDs] (2013)

Renaud Capuçon - Le violon ROI [3CDs] (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.03 Gb | Total time: 76:21+78:55+79:35 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # 2564631360 | Recorded: 2001-2013

A violinist in a class of his own, Renaud Capuçon shows why he is 'Le Violon Roi'; (The Violin King) in this 3-CD collection. As the leading French violinist of his generation, Capucon records exclusively for Virgin Classics and has a rich discography. The set brings together not only some of his best and most popular performances as a soloist but as a collaborator.

Masters of Classical Music: Bach, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Berlioz, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Schumann (2015) [Blu-Ray]

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Masters of Classical Music: Bach, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Berlioz, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Schumann (2015) [Blu-Ray]

Masters of Classical Music: Bach, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Berlioz, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Schumann, Bruckner, Tchaikovsky, Dvořák, Mahler, Stravinsky, Strauss, Ravel, Bartók (2015) [4xBlu-Ray]
4xBluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 600 min | 21,1+22,5+22,0+22,4 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Classical | EuroArts | Sub.: English, German, French, Spanish, Korean, Chinese

Masters of Classical Music is an informative and captivating guide to twenty of the most important works in music history. Outtakes from the original scores within the documentaries, assist the viewer by making it easier to follow the music and to overall comprehend the structure of the works. The viewer will travel back in time to experience the birth places of these compositions and will thereby gain insight into the lives of the composers whilst receiving a thorough introduction to the works.

Eliahu Inbal, Igor Markevitch, Bernard Haitink - Tchaikovsky: Complete Tone Poems (1994)

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Eliahu Inbal, Igor Markevitch, Bernard Haitink - Tchaikovsky: Complete Tone Poems (1994)

Eliahu Inbal, Igor Markevitch, Bernard Haitink - Tchaikovsky: Complete Tone Poems (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 678 Mb | Total time: 141:07 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Philips | # 442 586-2 | Recorded: 1964, 1967, 1974

There are some very pleasant surprises here. Not all of this music is top-drawer Tchaikovsky, but the composer also wrote what can only be called very good "bad music." In other words, if something's lacking in melodic charm or formal sophistication, he usually hides it behind a higher-than-average orchestral excitement and hysteria quotient. Fatum is a perfect example: it's slow to get going, but before you know it it's slamming you through the roof on its way to a rousing conclusion, and your overwhelming impression is that you've had a very good time. This may be the weakest work on the disc–all of the others are very good, and a bunch are masterpieces, so if you want all of the Tchaikovsky tone poems in one bargain set, this is a good pick.

Valery Gergiev, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Renee Fleming, Dmitri Hvorostovsky - Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin (2008) [Blu-Ray]

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Valery Gergiev, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Renee Fleming, Dmitri Hvorostovsky - Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin (2008) [Blu-Ray]

Valery Gergiev, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Renee Fleming, Dmitri Hvorostovsky - Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin (2008) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 25992 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 156 min | 42,2 Gb
Audio1: Русский / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3833 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 156 min | 11,0 Gb
Audio: Русский / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | DECCA | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol, Chinese

This is a star-led performance of one of the most popular romantic operas with the unrivalled pairing of Fleming and Hvorostovsky as the doomed lovers. Their onstage chemistry, emotional singing and outstanding acting make this a truly special and unique production. Thousands of movie-goers watched this production live in cinemas across Europe and the US in February 2007, when the production and the singing of the central characters met with great critical acclaim. Valery Gergiev, Russia's greatest living conductor, leads Russia's classic opera, with a thrilling account of Tchaikovsky's most intense and passionate score.

Kirill Kondrashin, French NO - P.I. Tchaikovsky - Ballet Suites: The Nutcracker; The Sleeping Beauty; Swan Lake Suite (1994)

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Kirill Kondrashin, French NO - P.I. Tchaikovsky - Ballet Suites: The Nutcracker; The Sleeping Beauty; Swan Lake Suite (1994)

P.I. Tchaikovsky - Ballet Suites: 'The Nutcracker', 'The Sleeping Beauty', 'Swan Lake Suite' (1994)
French National Orchestra, conducted by Kirill Kondrashin, recorded April 1980

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 280 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 154 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Innovative Music | # ORCD 11039 | Time: 01:05:13

Tchaikovsky - almost alone - saw the possibilities of specially-composed music for the classical ballet, which was hugely popular in nineteenth-century Russia. His secret was to work closely with his choreographer and link music and dance routines at the outset: this proved vital to the stage action and the final success of the whole production. Swan Lake was the first, and Nutcracker the last of Tchaikovsky’s three ballet scores. Following the success of Sleeping Beauty came the request for another ballet, which eventually formed a double-bill with his opera Yolanta. Tchaikovsky agreed, unusually, that some of the Nutcracker music could be played at an orchestral concert before the ballet opened in St Petersburg. At the concert, an enthusiastic audience encored almost every number.

André Previn, Yuri Temirkanov - Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony; Marche Slave; Romeo & Juliet; Rachmaninov: Symphony No.2 (1997)

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André Previn, Yuri Temirkanov - Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony; Marche Slave; Romeo & Juliet; Rachmaninov: Symphony No.2 (1997)

André Previn, London Symphony Orchestra, Yuri Temirkanov, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony; Marche Slave; Romeo & Juliet; Rachmaninov: Symphony No.2 (1997)
EAC | FLAC | ITrack (Cue & Log) ~ 656 Mb | Total time: 64:45+77:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI | 69776 | Recorded: 1972, 1973, 1977

Recorded in 1977, it was Yuri Temirkanov's first recording of the work, and it is superior to his 1991 digital version on RCA with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic. The older reading is highly romantic in every way, caressing the composer's rich themes almost (but not quite) to excess, with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra playing at its peak. Lush strings are appropriate for the score, brass is brilliant, and there is plenty of impact to percussion. Previn's Tchaikovsky is admirable, with the advantage of Kingsway Hall acoustics…