Tchaikovsky, Peter, Part I

March 18, 2013, 7:00 pm

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Bill launches into the first part of a two part series on the Russian Romantic composer Peter Tchaikovsky. Though shunned by some other Russian composers as sounding “too Western”, Tchaikovsky was loved throughout the world as a great Russian composer. Caught between East and West, he created his own sound— a sound that to this day is still treasured and that Russians are proud to call their own. Bill starts with Mikhail Glinka, who broke from the Italian school to create the Russian school of music, and ends with excerpts of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. Don’t miss this week and next, where we continue with the music of Peter Tchaikovsky.

Playlist

Episode 1

Glinka: Kamarinskaya
Pittsburg Symphony/Steinberg
EMI 67249
4:21

Tchaikovsky: Impromptu in E-flat Major, Op. 1 No. 2
Boyev, p.
Etcetera 1164
5:56

Tchaikovsky: Scherzo a la Russe, Op. 1 No. 1
Wild, p.
Ivory Classics 64405-70901
5:17

Tchaikovsky: String Quartet in B-flat Major
Borodin Quartet
Teldec 90422
13:28

Tchaikovsky: The Storm (Groza) Op. 76
Detroit Symphony/Järvi
Chan 9587
13:11

Tchaikovsky arr. Riley: “None But the Lonely Heart,” Op. 6 No. 6
Philharmonia Orch/Domingo; Domingo, ten.
EMI 55018
​3:10

Episode 2

Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Hapsal Op. 2 No. 1: The Castle Ruins
Boyev, p.
Etcetera 1164
5:13

Tchaikovsky arr. Kreisler: Souvenir de Hapsal, Op. 2 No. 3: Song Without Words
A. Sitkovetsky, v.; O. Sitkovetsky, p.
Angel 57025
3:06

Tchaikovsky: “A Summer Love Tale,” Op. 6 No. 2
DeGaetani, ms.; Kalish, p.
Arab 6674
2:39

Tchaikovsky: “Otchevo (Why?),”Op. 6 No. 5
Leiferkus, bar.; Skigin, p.
Conifer 51268
2:59

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 1 in g minor, Winter Dreams
NY Phil/Bernstein
Sony 47631
​11:51, 20:34

Episode 3

Tchaikovsky: Romance in f minor, Op. 5
Pletnev, p.
Phil 456931
6:27

Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No. 1 in D Major, Op. 11, I & II
Borodin Quartet
Chan 9871
18:01

Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Nikolai Rubinstein’s Saint’s Day
LSO/Simon
Chan 9190
3:06

Tchaikovsky: Morceaux for Piano, Op. 10 (excerpt)
Laredo, p.
Essay 1026
1:59

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2 in c minor, Op. 17, I & III
CSO/Abbado
CBS 39359
​16:01

Episode 4

Tchaikovsky: The Snow Maiden (excerpts)
Detroit Symphony Orchestra/Järvi
Chan 9324
1:39, 5:29

Mussorgsky: Dawn on the Moscow River fr. Khovanshchina
LSO/Solti
Decca 460977
5:00

Tchaikovsky: “Do You Hear the Nightingale?” fr. Romeo & Juliet
Scottish Nat’l Orch/Järvi; Lewis, ten.; Murphy, s.
Chan 8476
13:04

Tchaikovsky: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in b flat minor, I
RCA Symphony Orch/Kondrashin; Cliburn, p.
RCA 55912
20:43

Episode 5

Tchaikovsky: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in bflat minor, I (excerpt)
RCA Symphony Orch/Kondrashin; Cliburn, p.
RCA 55912
:46

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1, II & III
Berlin Phil/Abbado; Argerich, p.
DG 449816
13:28

Tchaikovsky: Sérénade Mélancolique, Op. 26
LA Phil/Wallenstein; Heifetz, v.
BMG 60927
6:26

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 3 in D Major, Op. 29, Polish, V (+ IV excerpt)
Philharmonia Orch/Muti
Brilliant Cl 99792
7:50 + 2:17

Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake Suite, Op. 20a (excerpts)
Vienna Phil/Levine
DG 437806
​20:59