Ultimate Tchaikovsky - Chantal Juillet (violin); Guy Fouquet (cello); Henryk Szeryng (violin);...
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  1. Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23
  2. Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35
  3. 1812 -- Festival Overture, for orchestra in E flat major, Op. 49
  4. Serenade for strings (or piano, 4 hands) in C major, Op. 48
  5. The Voyevoda -- Symphonic Ballad, for orchestra, Op. post. 78
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  1. Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23
  2. Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35
  3. 1812 -- Festival Overture, for orchestra in E flat major, Op. 49
  4. Serenade for strings (or piano, 4 hands) in C major, Op. 48
  5. The Voyevoda -- Symphonic Ballad, for orchestra, Op. post. 78
  6. Romeo and Juliet, fantasy-overture for orchestra in B minor (3 versions)
  7. The Swan Lake, suite, Op. 20a: Act 2. No. 10. Scène
  8. The Swan Lake, suite, Op. 20a: Act 1. No. 2. Valse
  9. The Swan Lake, suite, Op. 20a: Act 2. No. 13. Dance of the Little Swans
  10. The Swan Lake, suite, Op. 20a: Act 2. No. 13. Pas d'action - Tempo di valse
  11. The Swan Lake, suite, Op. 20a: Act 3. No. 20. Czárdás (Hungarian Dance)
  12. The Swan Lake, suite, Op. 20a: Act 4. No. 29. Scène finale
  13. Nutcracker, suite from the ballet, Op. 71a
  14. The Sleeping Beauty, ballet, Op. 66: Introduction (Prologue)
  15. The Sleeping Beauty, ballet, Op. 66: Act 3. No. 23. Pas de quatre
  16. The Sleeping Beauty, ballet, Op. 66: Act 3. No. 26. Pas de caractère
  17. The Sleeping Beauty, ballet, Op. 66: Act 3. No. 25. Pas de quatre
  18. The Sleeping Beauty, ballet, Op. 66: Act 3. No. 28. Pas de deux
  19. The Sleeping Beauty, ballet, Op. 66: Act 3. No. 30. Finale
  20. The Sleeping Beauty, ballet, Op. 66: Act 3. No. 30. Apotheosis
  21. Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64
  22. The Storm, overture for orchestra, Op. 76
  23. Symphony No. 6 in B minor ("Pathétique"), Op. 74
  24. Francesca da Rimini, symphonic fantasy for orchestra in E minor, Op. 32
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It would be too easy to poke holes in this collection called Ultimate Tchaikovsky. Described as "Classic performances of his essential masterpieces," one could dispute both the performances and, to a lesser extent, the repertoire. Fine as it is, could one really call Rafael Orozco's performance of the Piano Concerto No. 1 a classic -- or, loud as they are, could anyone say the tone poems Voyevoda or The Storm are essential? Indeed, of all the performances here, perhaps only Henryk Szeryng's Violin Concerto deserves to be ...

Ultimate Tchaikovsky 2007, Decca

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