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_Mariinsky Label: Tchaikovsky Symphonies Nos 4, 5 & 6 (Blu-ray)

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Tchaikovsky: Symphonies Nos 4, 5 & 6 (Blu-Ray)

Tchaikovsky: Symphonies Nos 4, 5 & 6 (Blu-Ray)

Choc de l'annee Classica (France)
Disc of the Week
RTE Lyric FM (Ireland)

Watch trailer here

The Mariinsky label’s first DVD and Blu-Ray releases feature Tchaikovsky’s Symphonies Nos 4, 5 & 6 and Balanchine’s celebrated Ballet Jewels.

Valery Gergiev is widely recognised as the greatest modern interpreter of Tchaikovsky’s music and the Mariinsky holds a peerless reputation in the repertoire. Together they deliver definitive interpretations of Tchaikovsky’s most popular symphonies. These acclaimed performances were filmed at Salle Pleyel in Paris during January 2010, directed by Andy Sommer.

The themes of fate and death pervade Tchaikovsky’s final symphonies. The composition of the Fourth Symphony coincided with the breakdown of Tchaikovsky’s marriage and a failed suicide attempt, yet he considered it to be his greatest. In contrast he believed his Fifth to be flawed and uninviting, yet today this heartfelt work is widely regarded as one of his finest. The subject of fate is further instilled in the Sixth Symphony, premiered shortly before Tchaikovsky’s death. It was posthumously titled Pathétique by his brother and is a deeply melancholic work, full of dynamic extremes and an inherent sense of finality.

You can buy the audio albums for each Symphony exclusively on iTunes for only £5.99 (UK) or $7.99 (US)
. The albums feature the full audio plus video extracts from the DVD.

Click on the links below to access these exclusive albums

iTunes UK

iTunes US

Price: £17.99

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Choc de l'annee Classica (France)
Disc of the Week
RTE Lyric FM (Ireland)

Outstanding Recording
‘Gergiev directs performances which are totally gripping … his combination of hypnotic gaze and fluttering fingers conjuring up intensely beautiful playing … The performances here are immensely rewarding, expertly crafted and will easily bear repeated viewing’ International Record Review (UK)

'... the Russian maestro's identification with his countryman's music is total ... the sound, whether in stero or surround, is first class' Gramophone (UK)


Valery Gergiev conductor
Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre

Recording Details

Tchaikovsky Symphonies Nos 4, 5 & 6
Duration 150 Mins Approx
Recorded at Salle Pleyel, Paris – 25, 26 & 29 January 2010
Andy Sommer Director

Interview with Valery Gergiev
Tommy Pearson Director

BLU-RAY MAR0515 822231851523
1080i HD 16:9

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