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The Tchaikovsky Project - Complete Symphonies - Orchestral Works - Complete Piano Concertos

Semyon Bychkov, Kirill Gerstein, Czech Philharmonic

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Studio recordings are rare things today. Orchestras are of such great quality that publishers prefer live recordings, which are much cheaper than long studio sessions, with their complex production workloads. And so this is a rather "old-fashioned" (it's fashionable) publication here from Decca, directed by Smyon Bychkov, a conductor who has rarely appeared on records for some years.
Born in the Soviet Union in 1952, Semyon Bychkov was destined for a fine career in his country when, at the age of 21, he was offered the opportunity to replace the titan Mravinski at the head of the Leningrad (today St Petersburg) Philharmonic Orchestra. But his contract was cancelled because of his political opinions: a move that obliged him to seek refuge in the USA, where his career truly began in earnest. Obtaining US nationality, he became the director of the Paris Orchestra for ten years, before accepting a similar post at the head of the WDR Cologne Radio Orchestra.
Named the resident at the prestigious Czech Philharmonia following the premature death of its leader Jiří Bělohlávek, Semyon Bychkov started work on this anthology of Tchaikovsky's symphonic works, including the six symphonies, the rare and little-loved "Manfred" Symphony (in its original, uncut version, including the harmonium stipulated by the conductor), the piano concertos and the Serenade for strings.
This was marathon job taken at a record-breaking sprint between 2015 and 2019. In the course of this project, the Russian conductor undertook minute work on the scores and studying the personal history of the composer, in particular around the Pathétique Symphony. For him, it wasn't a requiem to Tchaikovsky, but rather a "revolt against death and not the idea of death itself". As for the famous First Concerto, played here by Kirill Gerstein, he presents the more intimate original version, which is less emphatic than the one we are used to hearing. A fine piece of work with what Bychkov has described as an ideal orchestra, which mixes the highest expression of the Slavic spirit with a Western spirit: a synthesis which sums up Tchaikovsky's music itself. © François Hudry/Qobuz

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Symphony No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 13, TH.24 "Winter Reveries" (Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky)

1
1. Allegro tranquillo 00:12:54

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Semyon Bychkov, Conductor, MainArtist - Holger Urbach, Producer - Stephan Reh, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Czech Philharmonic, Orchestra, MainArtist - Ivan Zbiral, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Cenek Kotzmann, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2019 Czech Philharmonic, under exclusive licence to Decca Music Group Limited

2
2. Adagio cantabile ma non tanto 00:11:40

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Semyon Bychkov, Conductor, MainArtist - Holger Urbach, Producer - Stephan Reh, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Czech Philharmonic, Orchestra, MainArtist - Ivan Zbiral, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Cenek Kotzmann, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2019 Czech Philharmonic, under exclusive licence to Decca Music Group Limited

3
3. Scherzo: Allegro scherzando giocoso 00:08:37

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Semyon Bychkov, Conductor, MainArtist - Holger Urbach, Producer - Stephan Reh, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Czech Philharmonic, Orchestra, MainArtist - Ivan Zbiral, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Cenek Kotzmann, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2019 Czech Philharmonic, under exclusive licence to Decca Music Group Limited

4
4. Finale: Andante lugubre - Allegro maestoso 00:13:56

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Semyon Bychkov, Conductor, MainArtist - Holger Urbach, Producer - Stephan Reh, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Czech Philharmonic, Orchestra, MainArtist - Ivan Zbiral, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Cenek Kotzmann, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2019 Czech Philharmonic, under exclusive licence to Decca Music Group Limited

Symphony No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 17, TH.25 "Little Russian" (Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky)

5
1. Andante sostenuto - Allegro vivo 00:11:37

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Semyon Bychkov, Conductor, MainArtist - Holger Urbach, Producer - Stephan Reh, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Czech Philharmonic, Orchestra, MainArtist - Ivan Zbiral, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Cenek Kotzmann, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2019 Czech Philharmonic, under exclusive licence to Decca Music Group Limited

6
2. Andantino marziale, quasi moderato 00:08:38

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Semyon Bychkov, Conductor, MainArtist - Holger Urbach, Producer - Stephan Reh, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Czech Philharmonic, Orchestra, MainArtist - Ivan Zbiral, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Cenek Kotzmann, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2019 Czech Philharmonic, under exclusive licence to Decca Music Group Limited

7
3. Scherzo: Allegro molto vivace - Trio: L'istesso tempo 00:05:41

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Semyon Bychkov, Conductor, MainArtist - Holger Urbach, Producer - Stephan Reh, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Czech Philharmonic, Orchestra, MainArtist - Ivan Zbiral, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Cenek Kotzmann, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2019 Czech Philharmonic, under exclusive licence to Decca Music Group Limited

8
4. Finale. Moderato assai - Allegro vivo - Presto 00:11:28

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Semyon Bychkov, Conductor, MainArtist - Holger Urbach, Producer - Stephan Reh, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Czech Philharmonic, Orchestra, MainArtist - Ivan Zbiral, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Cenek Kotzmann, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2019 Czech Philharmonic, under exclusive licence to Decca Music Group Limited

Symphony No. 3 in D Major, Op. 29, TH.26 "Polish" (Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky)

9
1. Introduzione e Allegro 00:14:17

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Semyon Bychkov, Conductor, MainArtist - Holger Urbach, Producer - Stephan Reh, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Czech Philharmonic, Orchestra, MainArtist - Ivan Zbiral, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Cenek Kotzmann, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2019 Czech Philharmonic, under exclusive licence to Decca Music Group Limited

10
2. Alla tedesca: Allegro moderato 00:06:47

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Semyon Bychkov, Conductor, MainArtist - Holger Urbach, Producer - Stephan Reh, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Czech Philharmonic, Orchestra, MainArtist - Ivan Zbiral, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Cenek Kotzmann, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2019 Czech Philharmonic, under exclusive licence to Decca Music Group Limited

11
3. Andante elegiaco 00:10:20

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Semyon Bychkov, Conductor, MainArtist - Holger Urbach, Producer - Stephan Reh, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Czech Philharmonic, Orchestra, MainArtist - Ivan Zbiral, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Cenek Kotzmann, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2019 Czech Philharmonic, under exclusive licence to Decca Music Group Limited

12
4. Scherzo: Allegro vivo 00:06:09

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Semyon Bychkov, Conductor, MainArtist - Holger Urbach, Producer - Stephan Reh, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Czech Philharmonic, Orchestra, MainArtist - Ivan Zbiral, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Cenek Kotzmann, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2019 Czech Philharmonic, under exclusive licence to Decca Music Group Limited

13
5. Finale: Allegro con fuoco 00:09:31

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Semyon Bychkov, Conductor, MainArtist - Holger Urbach, Producer - Stephan Reh, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Czech Philharmonic, Orchestra, MainArtist - Ivan Zbiral, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Cenek Kotzmann, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2019 Czech Philharmonic, under exclusive licence to Decca Music Group Limited

Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36, TH.27 (Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky)

14
1. Andante sostenuto - Moderato con anima 00:18:41

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Semyon Bychkov, Conductor, MainArtist - Holger Urbach, Producer - Stephan Reh, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Czech Philharmonic, Orchestra, MainArtist - Ivan Zbiral, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Cenek Kotzmann, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2019 Czech Philharmonic, under exclusive licence to Decca Music Group Limited

15
2. Andantino in modo di canzone 00:10:19

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Semyon Bychkov, Conductor, MainArtist - Holger Urbach, Producer - Stephan Reh, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Czech Philharmonic, Orchestra, MainArtist - Ivan Zbiral, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Cenek Kotzmann, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2019 Czech Philharmonic, under exclusive licence to Decca Music Group Limited

16
3. Scherzo: Pizzicato ostinato - Allegro 00:05:51

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Semyon Bychkov, Conductor, MainArtist - Holger Urbach, Producer - Stephan Reh, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Czech Philharmonic, Orchestra, MainArtist - Ivan Zbiral, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Cenek Kotzmann, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2019 Czech Philharmonic, under exclusive licence to Decca Music Group Limited

17
4. Finale: Allegro con fuoco 00:09:15

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Semyon Bychkov, Conductor, MainArtist - Holger Urbach, Producer - Stephan Reh, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Czech Philharmonic, Orchestra, MainArtist - Ivan Zbiral, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Cenek Kotzmann, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2019 Czech Philharmonic, under exclusive licence to Decca Music Group Limited

Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64, TH.29 (Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky)

18
1. Andante - Allegro con anima 00:14:23

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Semyon Bychkov, Conductor, MainArtist - Holger Urbach, Producer - Stephan Reh, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Czech Philharmonic, Orchestra, MainArtist - Ivan Zbiral, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Cenek Kotzmann, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2019 Czech Philharmonic, under exclusive licence to Decca Music Group Limited

19
2. Andante cantabile con alcuna licenza 00:12:26

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Semyon Bychkov, Conductor, MainArtist - Holger Urbach, Producer - Stephan Reh, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Czech Philharmonic, Orchestra, MainArtist - Ivan Zbiral, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Cenek Kotzmann, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2019 Czech Philharmonic, under exclusive licence to Decca Music Group Limited

20
3. Valse: Allegro moderato 00:06:11

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Semyon Bychkov, Conductor, MainArtist - Holger Urbach, Producer - Stephan Reh, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Czech Philharmonic, Orchestra, MainArtist - Ivan Zbiral, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Cenek Kotzmann, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2019 Czech Philharmonic, under exclusive licence to Decca Music Group Limited

21
4. Finale: Andante maestoso - Allegro vivace 00:12:11

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Semyon Bychkov, Conductor, MainArtist - Holger Urbach, Producer - Stephan Reh, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Czech Philharmonic, Orchestra, MainArtist - Ivan Zbiral, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Cenek Kotzmann, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2019 Czech Philharmonic, under exclusive licence to Decca Music Group Limited

Symphony No. 6 In B Minor, Op. 74, TH.30 (Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky)

22
1. Adagio - Allegro non troppo 00:17:58

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Semyon Bychkov, Conductor, MainArtist - Holger Urbach, Producer, Recording Producer - Stephan Reh, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Czech Philharmonic, Orchestra, MainArtist - Ivan Zbiral, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Cenek Kotzmann, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2016 Czech Philharmonic, Under exclusive licence to Decca Music Group Limited

23
2. Allegro con grazia 00:08:12

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Semyon Bychkov, Conductor, MainArtist - Holger Urbach, Producer, Recording Producer - Stephan Reh, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Czech Philharmonic, Orchestra, MainArtist - Ivan Zbiral, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Cenek Kotzmann, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2016 Czech Philharmonic, Under exclusive licence to Decca Music Group Limited

24
3. Allegro molto vivace 00:09:07

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Semyon Bychkov, Conductor, MainArtist - Holger Urbach, Producer, Recording Producer - Stephan Reh, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Czech Philharmonic, Orchestra, MainArtist - Ivan Zbiral, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Cenek Kotzmann, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2016 Czech Philharmonic, Under exclusive licence to Decca Music Group Limited

25
4. Finale: Adagio lamentoso - Andante 00:09:19

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Semyon Bychkov, Conductor, MainArtist - Holger Urbach, Producer, Recording Producer - Stephan Reh, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Czech Philharmonic, Orchestra, MainArtist - Ivan Zbiral, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Cenek Kotzmann, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2016 Czech Philharmonic, Under exclusive licence to Decca Music Group Limited

Manfred Symphony, Op. 58, TH.28 (Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky)

26
1. Lento lugubre - Moderato con moto - Andante 00:17:46

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Semyon Bychkov, Conductor, MainArtist - Holger Urbach, Producer, Recording Producer - Stephan Reh, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Czech Philharmonic, Orchestra, MainArtist - Ivan Zbiral, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Cenek Kotzmann, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2017 Czech Philharmonic, Under Exclusice Licence To Decca Music Group Limited

27
2. Vivace con spirito 00:09:48

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Semyon Bychkov, Conductor, MainArtist - Holger Urbach, Producer, Recording Producer - Stephan Reh, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Czech Philharmonic, Orchestra, MainArtist - Ivan Zbiral, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Cenek Kotzmann, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2017 Czech Philharmonic, Under Exclusice Licence To Decca Music Group Limited

28
3. Andante con moto 00:11:34

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Semyon Bychkov, Conductor, MainArtist - Holger Urbach, Producer, Recording Producer - Stephan Reh, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Czech Philharmonic, Orchestra, MainArtist - Ivan Zbiral, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Cenek Kotzmann, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2017 Czech Philharmonic, Under Exclusice Licence To Decca Music Group Limited

29
4. Allegro con fuoco 00:20:11

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Semyon Bychkov, Conductor, MainArtist - Holger Urbach, Producer, Recording Producer - Stephan Reh, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Czech Philharmonic, Orchestra, MainArtist - Ivan Zbiral, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Cenek Kotzmann, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2017 Czech Philharmonic, Under Exclusice Licence To Decca Music Group Limited

Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 23, TH 55 (Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky)

30
1. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso - Allegro con spirito (1879 Version) 00:21:13

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Semyon Bychkov, Conductor, MainArtist - Kirill Gerstein, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Holger Urbach, Producer - Stephan Reh, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Czech Philharmonic, Orchestra, MainArtist - Ivan Zbiral, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Cenek Kotzmann, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2019 Czech Philharmonic, under exclusive licence to Decca Music Group Limited

31
2. Andantino semplice - Prestissimo - Tempo I (1879 Version) 00:06:55

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Semyon Bychkov, Conductor, MainArtist - Kirill Gerstein, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Holger Urbach, Producer - Stephan Reh, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Czech Philharmonic, Orchestra, MainArtist - Ivan Zbiral, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Cenek Kotzmann, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2019 Czech Philharmonic, under exclusive licence to Decca Music Group Limited

32
3. Allegro con fuoco (1879 Version) 00:07:17

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Semyon Bychkov, Conductor, MainArtist - Kirill Gerstein, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Holger Urbach, Producer - Stephan Reh, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Czech Philharmonic, Orchestra, MainArtist - Ivan Zbiral, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Cenek Kotzmann, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2019 Czech Philharmonic, under exclusive licence to Decca Music Group Limited

Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Major, Op. 44, TH 60 (Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky)

33
1. Allegro brillante 00:22:30

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Semyon Bychkov, Conductor, MainArtist - Kirill Gerstein, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Holger Urbach, Producer - Stephan Reh, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Czech Philharmonic, Orchestra, MainArtist - Ivan Zbiral, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Cenek Kotzmann, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2019 Czech Philharmonic, under exclusive licence to Decca Music Group Limited

34
2. Andante non troppo 00:16:16

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Semyon Bychkov, Conductor, MainArtist - Kirill Gerstein, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Holger Urbach, Producer - Stephan Reh, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Czech Philharmonic, Orchestra, MainArtist - Ivan Zbiral, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Cenek Kotzmann, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2019 Czech Philharmonic, under exclusive licence to Decca Music Group Limited

35
3. Allegro con fuoco 00:07:48

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Semyon Bychkov, Conductor, MainArtist - Kirill Gerstein, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Holger Urbach, Producer - Stephan Reh, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Czech Philharmonic, Orchestra, MainArtist - Ivan Zbiral, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Cenek Kotzmann, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2019 Czech Philharmonic, under exclusive licence to Decca Music Group Limited

Piano Concerto No.3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 75, TH.65 (Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky)

36
1. Allegro brillante 00:16:10

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Semyon Bychkov, Conductor, MainArtist - Kirill Gerstein, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Holger Urbach, Producer - Stephan Reh, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Czech Philharmonic, Orchestra, MainArtist - Ivan Zbiral, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Cenek Kotzmann, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2019 Czech Philharmonic, under exclusive licence to Decca Music Group Limited

37
Tchaikovsky: Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture, TH.42 00:19:17

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Semyon Bychkov, Conductor, MainArtist - Holger Urbach, Producer, Recording Producer - Stephan Reh, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Czech Philharmonic, Orchestra, MainArtist - Ivan Zbiral, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Cenek Kotzmann, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2016 Czech Philharmonic, Under exclusive licence to Decca Music Group Limited

38
Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini, Op. 32, TH 46 00:24:14

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Semyon Bychkov, Conductor, MainArtist - Holger Urbach, Producer - Stephan Reh, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Czech Philharmonic, Orchestra, MainArtist - Ivan Zbiral, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Cenek Kotzmann, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2019 Czech Philharmonic, under exclusive licence to Decca Music Group Limited

Serenade for String Orchestra in C Major, Op. 48, TH.48 (Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky)

39
1. Pezzo in forma di sonatina: Andante non troppo - Allegro moderato 00:09:39

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Semyon Bychkov, Conductor, MainArtist - Holger Urbach, Producer, Recording Producer - Stephan Reh, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Czech Philharmonic, Orchestra, MainArtist - Ivan Zbiral, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Cenek Kotzmann, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2019 Czech Philharmonic, under exclusive licence to Decca Music Group Limited

40
2. Valse: Moderato (Tempo di valse) 00:04:03

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Semyon Bychkov, Conductor, MainArtist - Holger Urbach, Producer, Recording Producer - Stephan Reh, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Czech Philharmonic, Orchestra, MainArtist - Ivan Zbiral, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Cenek Kotzmann, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2019 Czech Philharmonic, under exclusive licence to Decca Music Group Limited

41
3. Elégie: Larghetto elegiaco 00:09:00

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Semyon Bychkov, Conductor, MainArtist - Holger Urbach, Producer, Recording Producer - Stephan Reh, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Czech Philharmonic, Orchestra, MainArtist - Ivan Zbiral, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Cenek Kotzmann, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2019 Czech Philharmonic, under exclusive licence to Decca Music Group Limited

42
4. Finale (Tema russo): Andante - Allegro con spirito 00:07:44

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Semyon Bychkov, Conductor, MainArtist - Holger Urbach, Producer, Recording Producer - Stephan Reh, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Czech Philharmonic, Orchestra, MainArtist - Ivan Zbiral, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Cenek Kotzmann, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2019 Czech Philharmonic, under exclusive licence to Decca Music Group Limited

Album Description

Studio recordings are rare things today. Orchestras are of such great quality that publishers prefer live recordings, which are much cheaper than long studio sessions, with their complex production workloads. And so this is a rather "old-fashioned" (it's fashionable) publication here from Decca, directed by Smyon Bychkov, a conductor who has rarely appeared on records for some years.
Born in the Soviet Union in 1952, Semyon Bychkov was destined for a fine career in his country when, at the age of 21, he was offered the opportunity to replace the titan Mravinski at the head of the Leningrad (today St Petersburg) Philharmonic Orchestra. But his contract was cancelled because of his political opinions: a move that obliged him to seek refuge in the USA, where his career truly began in earnest. Obtaining US nationality, he became the director of the Paris Orchestra for ten years, before accepting a similar post at the head of the WDR Cologne Radio Orchestra.
Named the resident at the prestigious Czech Philharmonia following the premature death of its leader Jiří Bělohlávek, Semyon Bychkov started work on this anthology of Tchaikovsky's symphonic works, including the six symphonies, the rare and little-loved "Manfred" Symphony (in its original, uncut version, including the harmonium stipulated by the conductor), the piano concertos and the Serenade for strings.
This was marathon job taken at a record-breaking sprint between 2015 and 2019. In the course of this project, the Russian conductor undertook minute work on the scores and studying the personal history of the composer, in particular around the Pathétique Symphony. For him, it wasn't a requiem to Tchaikovsky, but rather a "revolt against death and not the idea of death itself". As for the famous First Concerto, played here by Kirill Gerstein, he presents the more intimate original version, which is less emphatic than the one we are used to hearing. A fine piece of work with what Bychkov has described as an ideal orchestra, which mixes the highest expression of the Slavic spirit with a Western spirit: a synthesis which sums up Tchaikovsky's music itself. © François Hudry/Qobuz

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