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Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op. 22, TH 12 (1877 Version)

Vladimir Jurowski - State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov"

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Russian conductor Vladimir Jurowski gets most of his press from his association with the London Philharmonic Orchestra (and later, the Bavarian State Opera Orchestra), but he has also served since 2011 as chief conductor of the cumbersomely named State Academic Symphony of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov" and knows its players well. That bodes well for this entry in the crowded marketplace of recordings of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake, and indeed everyone involved delivers handsomely. For one thing, the recording represents a fine confluence of the talents of musicians and engineers; the precise instrumental work of the orchestra is matched by clean transparency from the audiophile PentaTone label, working (at two sessions, a year apart, it should be noted) at Moscow's Rachmaninov Hall. And it's hard to avoid the feeling that this music is Jurowski's bread and butter, for all his forays into Western music. He is brisk but elegant, never too fast, and making you feel like he's rushing you through the big tunes (all of which are here in this 1877 original version, just in a slightly different order from what you may be used to). And he seems to have singlehandedly brought the brasses of the ensemble formerly known as the USSR State Symphony Orchestra up to the international A-list. Sample the sequence of ethnic dances in Act 3 for numerous demonstrations of how he gets the elusive clean but gentle sound out of his brasses. Everything's just delightful, down to the packaging of the CD version, which includes, charmingly, a foldable swan. Highly recommended.
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Vladimir Jurowski

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Swan Lake, Op. 20, TH 12 (1877 Version) (Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky)

1
Introduction
State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov"
00:02:42

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Vladimir Jurowski, Conductor - State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov", Orchestra, MainArtist

(C) 2018 PENTATONE (P) 2018 PENTATONE

Swan Lake, Op. 20, TH 12, Act I (1877 Version) (Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky)

2
Act I: No. 1. Scene
State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov"
00:03:06

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Vladimir Jurowski, Conductor - State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov", Orchestra, MainArtist

(C) 2018 PENTATONE (P) 2018 PENTATONE

3
Act I: No. 2. Waltz
State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov"
00:07:27

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Vladimir Jurowski, Conductor - State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov", Orchestra, MainArtist

(C) 2018 PENTATONE (P) 2018 PENTATONE

4
Act I: No. 3. Scene
State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov"
00:04:00

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Vladimir Jurowski, Conductor - State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov", Orchestra, MainArtist

(C) 2018 PENTATONE (P) 2018 PENTATONE

5
Act I: No. 4. Pas de trois: I. Intrada
State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov"
00:02:19

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Vladimir Jurowski, Conductor - State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov", Orchestra, MainArtist

(C) 2018 PENTATONE (P) 2018 PENTATONE

6
Act I: No. 4. Pas de trois: II. Andante sostenuto
State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov"
00:02:54

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Vladimir Jurowski, Conductor - State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov", Orchestra, MainArtist

(C) 2018 PENTATONE (P) 2018 PENTATONE

7
Act I: No. 4. Pas de trois: III. Allegro semplice - Presto
State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov"
00:01:16

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Vladimir Jurowski, Conductor - State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov", Orchestra, MainArtist

(C) 2018 PENTATONE (P) 2018 PENTATONE

8
Act I: No. 4. Pas de trois: IV. Moderato
State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov"
00:01:28

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Vladimir Jurowski, Conductor - State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov", Orchestra, MainArtist

(C) 2018 PENTATONE (P) 2018 PENTATONE

9
Act I: No. 4. Pas de trois: V. Allegro
State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov"
00:01:07

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Vladimir Jurowski, Conductor - State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov", Orchestra, MainArtist

(C) 2018 PENTATONE (P) 2018 PENTATONE

10
Act I: No. 4. Pas de trois: VI. Coda
State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov"
00:01:47

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Vladimir Jurowski, Conductor - State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov", Orchestra, MainArtist

(C) 2018 PENTATONE (P) 2018 PENTATONE

11
Act I: No. 5. Pas de deux: I. Tempo di valse ma non troppo vivo, quasi moderato
State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov"
00:02:35

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Vladimir Jurowski, Conductor - State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov", Orchestra, MainArtist

(C) 2018 PENTATONE (P) 2018 PENTATONE

12
Act I: No. 5. Pas de deux: II. Andante - Allegro
State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov"
00:05:10

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Vladimir Jurowski, Conductor - State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov", Orchestra, MainArtist

(C) 2018 PENTATONE (P) 2018 PENTATONE

13
Act I: No. 5. Pas de deux: III. Tempo di valse
State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov"
00:01:38

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Vladimir Jurowski, Conductor - State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov", Orchestra, MainArtist

(C) 2018 PENTATONE (P) 2018 PENTATONE

14
Act I: No. 5. Pas de deux: IV. Coda
State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov"
00:01:53

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Vladimir Jurowski, Conductor - State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov", Orchestra, MainArtist

(C) 2018 PENTATONE (P) 2018 PENTATONE

15
Act I: No. 6. Pas d'action
State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov"
00:02:12

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Vladimir Jurowski, Conductor - State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov", Orchestra, MainArtist

(C) 2018 PENTATONE (P) 2018 PENTATONE

16
Act I: No. 7. Sujet
State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov"
00:00:40

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Vladimir Jurowski, Conductor - State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov", Orchestra, MainArtist

(C) 2018 PENTATONE (P) 2018 PENTATONE

17
Act I: No. 8. Dance of the goblets
State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov"
00:06:18

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Vladimir Jurowski, Conductor - State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov", Orchestra, MainArtist

(C) 2018 PENTATONE (P) 2018 PENTATONE

18
Act I: No. 9. Finale
State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov"
00:02:36

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Vladimir Jurowski, Conductor - State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov", Orchestra, MainArtist

(C) 2018 PENTATONE (P) 2018 PENTATONE

Swan Lake, Op. 20, TH 12, Act II (1877 Version) (Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky)

19
Act II: No. 10. Scene
State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov"
00:02:43

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Vladimir Jurowski, Conductor - State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov", Orchestra, MainArtist

(C) 2018 PENTATONE (P) 2018 PENTATONE

20
Act II: No. 11. Scene
State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov"
00:05:37

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Vladimir Jurowski, Conductor - State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov", Orchestra, MainArtist

(C) 2018 PENTATONE (P) 2018 PENTATONE

21
Act II: No. 12. Scene
State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov"
00:04:05

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Vladimir Jurowski, Conductor - State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov", Orchestra, MainArtist

(C) 2018 PENTATONE (P) 2018 PENTATONE

22
Act II: No. 13. Dances of the swans: I. Tempo di valse
State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov"
00:02:38

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Vladimir Jurowski, Conductor - State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov", Orchestra, MainArtist

(C) 2018 PENTATONE (P) 2018 PENTATONE

23
Act II: No. 13. Dances of the swans: II. Moderato assai
State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov"
00:02:02

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Vladimir Jurowski, Conductor - State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov", Orchestra, MainArtist

(C) 2018 PENTATONE (P) 2018 PENTATONE

24
Act II: No. 13. Dances of the swans: III. Tempo di valse
State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov"
00:02:03

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Vladimir Jurowski, Conductor - State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov", Orchestra, MainArtist

(C) 2018 PENTATONE (P) 2018 PENTATONE

25
Act II: No. 13. Dances of the swans: IV. Allegro moderato
State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov"
00:01:23

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Vladimir Jurowski, Conductor - State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov", Orchestra, MainArtist

(C) 2018 PENTATONE (P) 2018 PENTATONE

DISC 2

1
Act II: No. 13. Dances of the swans: V. Andante - Allegro
State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov"
00:07:15

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Vladimir Jurowski, Conductor - State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov", Orchestra, MainArtist

(C) 2018 PENTATONE (P) 2018 PENTATONE

2
Act II: No. 13. Dances of the swans: VI. Tempo di valse
State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov"
00:01:46

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Vladimir Jurowski, Conductor - State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov", Orchestra, MainArtist

(C) 2018 PENTATONE (P) 2018 PENTATONE

3
Act II: No. 13. Dances of the swans: VII. Coda
State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov"
00:01:42

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Vladimir Jurowski, Conductor - State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov", Orchestra, MainArtist

(C) 2018 PENTATONE (P) 2018 PENTATONE

4
Act II: No. 14. Scene
State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov"
00:02:49

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Vladimir Jurowski, Conductor - State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov", Orchestra, MainArtist

(C) 2018 PENTATONE (P) 2018 PENTATONE

Swan Lake, Op. 20, TH 12, Act III (1877 Version) (Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky)

5
Act III: No. 15. Allegro giusto
State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov"
00:02:33

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Vladimir Jurowski, Conductor - State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov", Orchestra, MainArtist

(C) 2018 PENTATONE (P) 2018 PENTATONE

6
Act III: No. 16. Dance of the corps de ballet and the dwarves
State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov"
00:02:36

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Vladimir Jurowski, Conductor - State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov", Orchestra, MainArtist

(C) 2018 PENTATONE (P) 2018 PENTATONE

7
Act III: No. 17. Scene
State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov"
00:07:47

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Vladimir Jurowski, Conductor - State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov", Orchestra, MainArtist

(C) 2018 PENTATONE (P) 2018 PENTATONE

8
Act III: No. 18. Scene
State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov"
00:01:46

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Vladimir Jurowski, Conductor - State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov", Orchestra, MainArtist

(C) 2018 PENTATONE (P) 2018 PENTATONE

9
Act III: No. 19. Pas de six: Intrada
State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov"
00:03:09

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Vladimir Jurowski, Conductor - State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov", Orchestra, MainArtist

(C) 2018 PENTATONE (P) 2018 PENTATONE

10
Act III: No. 19. Pas de six: Variation I
State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov"
00:01:31

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Vladimir Jurowski, Conductor - State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov", Orchestra, MainArtist

(C) 2018 PENTATONE (P) 2018 PENTATONE

11
Act III: No. 19. Pas de six: Variation II
State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov"
00:03:27

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Vladimir Jurowski, Conductor - State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov", Orchestra, MainArtist

(C) 2018 PENTATONE (P) 2018 PENTATONE

12
Act III: No. 19. Pas de six: Variation III
State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov"
00:01:10

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Vladimir Jurowski, Conductor - State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov", Orchestra, MainArtist

(C) 2018 PENTATONE (P) 2018 PENTATONE

13
Act III: No. 19. Pas de six: Variation IV
State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov"
00:00:54

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Vladimir Jurowski, Conductor - State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov", Orchestra, MainArtist

(C) 2018 PENTATONE (P) 2018 PENTATONE

14
Act III: No. 19. Pas de six: Variation V
State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov"
00:01:29

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Vladimir Jurowski, Conductor - State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov", Orchestra, MainArtist

(C) 2018 PENTATONE (P) 2018 PENTATONE

15
Act III: No. 19. Pas de six: Coda
State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov"
00:01:47

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Vladimir Jurowski, Conductor - State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov", Orchestra, MainArtist

(C) 2018 PENTATONE (P) 2018 PENTATONE

16
Act III: No. 20. Hungarian Dance
State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov"
00:02:53

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Vladimir Jurowski, Conductor - State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov", Orchestra, MainArtist

(C) 2018 PENTATONE (P) 2018 PENTATONE

17
Act III: No. 20a. Russian Dance
State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov"
00:04:42

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Vladimir Jurowski, Conductor - State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov", Orchestra, MainArtist

(C) 2018 PENTATONE (P) 2018 PENTATONE

18
Act III: No. 21. Spanish Dance
State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov"
00:02:43

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Vladimir Jurowski, Conductor - State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov", Orchestra, MainArtist

(C) 2018 PENTATONE (P) 2018 PENTATONE

19
Act III: No. 22. Neapolitan Dance
State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov"
00:02:00

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Vladimir Jurowski, Conductor - State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov", Orchestra, MainArtist

(C) 2018 PENTATONE (P) 2018 PENTATONE

20
Act III: No. 23. Mazurka
State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov"
00:04:03

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Vladimir Jurowski, Conductor - State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov", Orchestra, MainArtist

(C) 2018 PENTATONE (P) 2018 PENTATONE

21
Act III: No. 24. Scene
State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov"
00:03:49

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Vladimir Jurowski, Conductor - State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov", Orchestra, MainArtist

(C) 2018 PENTATONE (P) 2018 PENTATONE

Swan Lake, Op. 20, TH 12, Act IV (1877 Version) (Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky)

22
Act IV: No. 25. Entr'acte
State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov"
00:02:10

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Vladimir Jurowski, Conductor - State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov", Orchestra, MainArtist

(C) 2018 PENTATONE (P) 2018 PENTATONE

23
Act IV: No. 26. Scene
State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov"
00:02:22

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Vladimir Jurowski, Conductor - State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov", Orchestra, MainArtist

(C) 2018 PENTATONE (P) 2018 PENTATONE

24
Act IV: No. 27. Dance of the little swans
State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov"
00:04:04

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Vladimir Jurowski, Conductor - State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov", Orchestra, MainArtist

(C) 2018 PENTATONE (P) 2018 PENTATONE

25
Act IV: No. 28. Scene
State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov"
00:03:13

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer - Vladimir Jurowski, Conductor - State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov", Orchestra, MainArtist

(C) 2018 PENTATONE (P) 2018 PENTATONE

Album Description

Russian conductor Vladimir Jurowski gets most of his press from his association with the London Philharmonic Orchestra (and later, the Bavarian State Opera Orchestra), but he has also served since 2011 as chief conductor of the cumbersomely named State Academic Symphony of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov" and knows its players well. That bodes well for this entry in the crowded marketplace of recordings of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake, and indeed everyone involved delivers handsomely. For one thing, the recording represents a fine confluence of the talents of musicians and engineers; the precise instrumental work of the orchestra is matched by clean transparency from the audiophile PentaTone label, working (at two sessions, a year apart, it should be noted) at Moscow's Rachmaninov Hall. And it's hard to avoid the feeling that this music is Jurowski's bread and butter, for all his forays into Western music. He is brisk but elegant, never too fast, and making you feel like he's rushing you through the big tunes (all of which are here in this 1877 original version, just in a slightly different order from what you may be used to). And he seems to have singlehandedly brought the brasses of the ensemble formerly known as the USSR State Symphony Orchestra up to the international A-list. Sample the sequence of ethnic dances in Act 3 for numerous demonstrations of how he gets the elusive clean but gentle sound out of his brasses. Everything's just delightful, down to the packaging of the CD version, which includes, charmingly, a foldable swan. Highly recommended.
© TiVo

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