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TCHAIKOVSKY: THE EIGHT SYMPHONIES - ROZHDESTVENSKY, LARGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION (DIGITAL DOWNLOAD)

TCHAIKOVSKY: THE EIGHT SYMPHONIES - ROZHDESTVENSKY, LARGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION (DIGITAL DOWNLOAD)

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Disc A of ALC 6003
Symphony 2 in C minor, Op.17 / Symphony 3 in D major, Op.29
Large Symphony Orchestra of the Ministry of Culture,
Russian Federation / Gennadi Rozhdestvensky

Symphony 2 in C minor, Op.17 “Little Russian” (1880) [33:12]
[1] I. Andante sostenuto – Allegro vivo 11:25
[2] II. Andantino marziale, quasi moderato 6:06
[3] III. Scherzo: Allegro molto vivace 5:05
[4] IV. Finale: Moderato assai – Allegro vivo 10:35


Symphony No. 3 in D major, Op. 29, “Polish” (1875) [44:40]
[5] I. Moderato assai – Allegro brillante 13:39
[6] II. Allegro moderato e semplice 6:28
[7] III. Andante elegiaco 9:24
[8] IV. Scherzo: Allegro vivo 6:16
[9] V. Allegro con fuoco 8:52
TOTAL TIME 78:03 Recorded in the Large Studio, Moscow Radio, 1988/9


Disc B of ALC6003
*Large Symphony Orchestra of the Ministry of Culture,
Russian Federation / Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
**Large Symphony Orchestra of Moscow Radio / Vladimir Fedoseyev

Symphony No.4 in F minor, Op.36*
[1] Andante sostenato 18:47
[2] Andantino in modo di canzone 8:17
[3] Scherzo. Pizzicato ostinato – allegro 5:03
[4] Allegro con fuoco 7:53


Serenade for String Orchestra in C major, Op. 48**
[5] Pezzo in forma di sonatina. Andante non troppo.
Allegro moderato 11:21
[6] Valse. Moderato, dolce e molto grazioso 3:46
[7] Elegia, larghetto elegiaco 10:03
[8] Finale (Thema Russo). Andante. Allegro con spirito 7:51
TOTAL TIME 72:35 Recorded in the Large Studio, Moscow Radio, 1988*, !992**


Disc C of ALC 6003
*Large Symphony Orchestra, Ministry of Culture, Russian Federation /
Gennadi Rozhdestvensky **Soloists, Choir and Large Symphony Orchestra,
Moscow Radio / Gennadi Cherkasov

Symphony No.5
[1] Andante – allegro con anima 15:12
[2] Andante cantabile 13:12
[3] Valse – allegro moderato 5:37
[4] Andante – maestoso allegro vivace 11:59


Cantata „Moscow“ for Choir, Soloists & Orchestra, 1883
[5] Part 1: „From the Small Source Spring“. 5:25
Choir and Solo : N.Derbina
[6] Part 2: Arioso „Oh What a Beautiful Star“. Solo : N.Derbina 2:22
[7] Part 3: „The Time Is Coming“, Choir 1:49
[8] Part 4: „From the Large Forest“ Monologue and Choir. 5:20
Soloists : N.Derbina, A.Polyakov, choir & orchestra
[9] Part 5: Arioso „Am I a Warrior“, Solo: N.Derbina 3:47
[10] Part 6: „The Thunder and Crash is all over Russia“, 5:54
Soloists : N.Derbina, A.Polyakov,choir and orchestra
TOTAL TIME 70:50 *Recorded Large Studio, Moscow Radio, 1988*
**Live recording, Studio 5 of the State Radio House, 1988. Engineer : V.Bednov


Disc D of ALC 6003
*Large Symphony Orchestra, Ministry of Culture, Russian Federation / Gennadi
Rozhdestvensky **Moscow State Symphony Orchestra / Pavel Kogan

Symphony No.6 in B minor, Op.74 “Pathetique” (45:53)
[1] Adagio – allegro non troppo 18:35
[2] Allegro con grazia 7:38
[3] Allegro molto vivace 9:20
[4] Finale. Adagio lamentoso – andante 10:18


Nutcracker Suite (op.71°) (21:38)
[5] Miniature Overture 3:10
[6] March : Danses caractéristiques 2:25
[7] Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy 1:43
[8] Trepak (a Russian dance) 1:02
[9] Arabian Dance (coffee) 3:14
[10] Chinese Dance (tea) 1:04
[11] Dance of the Mirlitons / Reed-Flutes 2:24
[12] Valse des fleurs / Waltz of the Flowers 6:32
TOTAL TIME 67:43 Licensed from A-Tempo / Musical Concepts
*Recorded Large Studio, Moscow Radio, 1989 **Recorded Moscow Film Studios,
Oct 1990. First issue 2010. Original equipment JVC 900 Fl/Beta
Produced by: Marc Aubort & Joanna Nickrenz / Elite Recordings Inc., NYC


Disc E of ALC 6003 (66:33)
Symphony No. 1 “Winter Dreams”
Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra / Konstantin Ivanov

[1] Dreams of a Winter Journey. Allegro tranquillo 13:09
[2] Land of Desolation, Land of Mists. 11:05
Adagio cantabile ma non tanto
[3] Scherzo. Allegro scherzando giocoso 7:48
[4] Finale. Andante lugubre—Allegro maestoso 12:39
Recorded 1964 , studio 1 of Moscow Radio, engineer V. Andreiev


‘Symphony of Life’ (Ormandy-nominated Symphony No.7)
(reconstructed Semyon Bogatyryev)

Russian State Cinematographic Orchestra
conducted by Sergei SKŘIPKA
Recorded: Moscow Broadcast Concert Hall Date 1987
1. Allegro 12:18
2. Andante ma non troppo 9:24
(continued on Disc F)

Disc F of ALC 6003 (69:01)
(continued from Disc E)
‘Symphony of Life’ (Ormandy-nominated Symphony No.7)
3. Scherzo 6:08
4. Finale: Maestoso 7:51


“Manfred” Symphony Op.58
Large Symphony Orchestra of the Ministry of Culture,
Russian Federation / Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
[1] I. Lento lugubre – Moderato con moto 16:01
[2] II. Vivace con spirito 9:38
[3] III. Andante con moto 10:35
[4] IV. Allegro con fuoco 18:31
Recorded in the Large Studio No.1 , Moscow Radio, (1-4) 1989