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Tchaikovsky – The Complete Symphonies

Author: Arthaus Musik

The latest Tchaikoysky cyle on the market featuring Philippe Jordan and his Paris Opera Orchestra.

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    109378 Cover Tchaikovsky Edition © Arthaus Musik

Philippe Jordan ranks among the most established and most sought-after conductors of his generation. As Music Director of the Paris Opera he performed the complete symphonies of Tchaikovsky in total three concerts at the Opéra Bastille and the Philharmonie de Paris from October 2017 to May 2018.

What makes this cycle special is Jordan‘s combination of the less well-known first three symphonies with the final three „great“ symphonies in every concert. Jordan has chosen to bring together the third and sixth as they represent milestones in the symphonic ensemble. The second and fourth share a proximity in writing (one rewritten in 1879 reflects the other created in 1878); the first, the most imaginative, and the fifth, the most positive, constitute an introduction to the cycle. The Swiss conductor appreciates Tchaikovsky as one of the most important Russian composers and his aim was to perform the complete symphonies with his Paris Opera Orchestra. All works underline the exceptional talent of Tchaikovsky as composer. The latest cycle of Tchaikovskys symphonic masterworks featuring Jordan and his Paris Opera Orchestra is available for the first time on DVD and Blu-ray.

DVD 1 | BD 1
Symphony No.1 in G minor “Winter Dreams”, op. 13
Symphony No. 5 in E minor, op. 64

DVD 2 | BD 2
Symphony No. 2 in C minor “Little Russia”, op. 17
Symphony No. 4 in F minor, op. 36

DVD 3 | BD 3
Symphony No. 3 in D major “Polish”, op. 29
Symphony No. 6 in B minor “Pathétique”, op. 74

Special Feature
Philippe Jordan talks about Tchaikovsky and his works

Cat. No.: 109378 (DVD) | 109379 (BD)

Genre Concert
Recording location Opéra national de Paris, Opéra Bastille and Philharmonie de Paris
Recording date October 2017 – May 2018
Duration 340 mins
Video format 3x DVD / NTSC | 3x Blu-ray Disc
Audio format PCM Stereo, DTS 5.1
Co-Production Company Opéra national de Paris, Telmondis, Mezzo
Composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor Philippe Jordan

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