Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 1 & The Snow Maiden (excerpts)

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Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 1 & The Snow Maiden (excerpts)



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17th Sept 2012




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Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 1 & The Snow Maiden (excerpts)


The Snow Maiden, Op. 12: orchestral excerpts

Symphony No. 1 in G minor, Op. 13 'Winter Daydreams'


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The Gürzenich-Orchester Köln continue their Tchaikovsky series with the lesser-known Symphony No.1 together with excerpts from the Snow Maiden. This symphony has a wealth of melodies but has been overshadowed by Symphonies Nos. 4, 5 and 6.

Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 1 in G minor, Op. 13, "Winter Daydreams"

I. Allegro tranquillo (Dreams of a Winter Journey)

II. Adagio cantabile ma non tanto (Land of Desolation, Land of Mists)

III. Scherzo: Allegro scherzando giocoso

IV. Finale: Andante lugubre - Allegro maestoso

Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: The Snow Maiden, Op. 12

Prologue: Introduction

Act II: Melodrama

Act III: Dance of the Tumblers

BBC Music Magazine

November 2012


“Aided by a superb recording, Kitajenko secures outstandingly responsive playing. Highlights are the atmospheric slow movement and some nimble string passagework in the Finale.”

Gramophone Magazine

Awards Issue 2012

“Altogether this is a splendidly played coupling with wonderfully idiomatic understanding by the Gurzenich Orchestra, so sensitively conducted by Dmitri Kitaenko; his account of the symphony's Adagio is very moving, as is the central movement of the Snow Maiden music. A disc not to be missed on any account.”

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