Boris Tchaikovsky - Andersen Fairy Tales

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Boris Tchaikovsky - Andersen Fairy Tales



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1st March 2010




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Boris Tchaikovsky - Andersen Fairy Tales

Tchaikovsky, B:

Four Preludes for Chamber Orchestra

Suite: The Swineherd

World Première Recording

Suite: Andersen Fairy Tales

World Première Recording

Suite: Galoshes of Fortune

World Première Recording

Musica Viva Chamber Orchestra, Kirill Ershov



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Boris Tchaikovsky, a pupil of Shostakovich, enjoyed a long and illustrious career. Rostropovich once remarked: ‘I consider him to be a genius... one day people will come to know that two great Russian composers bore the same name’.

Four Preludes for Chamber Orchestra was originally conceived as a song cycle, but was promptly banned by the authorities. Boris Tchaikovsky reworked the music into its current chamber form, whilst maintaining the trenchant contradictions, beguiling wit and fleeting moods of the original.

The three delightful Andersen suites derive from music composed for radio plays between 1954 and 1958 but only recovered in 2003. Tchaikovsky himself considered the music for the Andersen Fairy Tales to be one of his best incidental scores.

Boris Tchaikovsky: 4 Preludes for Chamber Orchestra

No. 1. Agitato

No. 2. Con moto

No. 3. Adagio

No. 4. Semplice

Boris Tchaikovsky: The Swineherd Suite

I. Introduction

II. In the Garden

III. Minuet

IV. The Rose

V. The Nightingale

VI. Jingles

VII. The Magic Kettle

VIII. Waltz

IX. Polka

X. The Ratchet

Boris Tchaikovsky: Andersen Fairy Tales Suite

I. The Rose-Tree

II. The Clock

III. The Soldier's Sailing

IV. The Weavers

V. The Darning-Needle's Journey

VI. The Darning-Needle

VII. Fanfare

VIII. The Emperor's March

IX. The Little Lady Dancer

X. The Toy Ball

Boris Tchaikovsky: Galoshes of Fortune Suite

I. Introduction

II. 2 Fairies

III. Interlude

IV. Night

V. Revelers' Song

VI. The Night Watchman

VII. Voyage to the Moon

VIII. The Moon

IX. The Dash Back to Earth

X. The Medical Intern

XI. The Theatre

XII. A Wealthy Man and His Wife

XIII. A Lady

XIV. A Selfish Man

XV. An Officer

XVI. The Bird

XVII. The Journey

XVIII. Tarantella

XIX. Mourning Music

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