Semyon Bychkov & Czech Philharmonic – Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 59:16 minutes | 1,05 GB | Genre: Classical
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Semyon Bychkov conducts the Czech Philharmonic in Tchaikovsky’s epic Manfred Symphony for Volume 2 of his Tchaikovsky Project.
Following 2016’s critically acclaimed Tchaikovsky Project Vol.1 (Pathétique and Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture), Volume 2 is released to coincide with the performance of Manfred Symphony at the BBC Proms on Thursday 31 August 2017.
The Tchaikovsky Project is a multi-year project shedding new light on the great master’s major orchestral works. Each recording benefits from extensive preparation time, the best possible recording conditions and Bychkov’s in-depth research on these works.
“I’ve loved Tchaikovsky’s music ever since I can remember. Like all first loves this one never died.” “This symphony is an opera without words, and one of Tchaikovsky’s greatest operas at that.” (Semyon Bychkov)
„The epic expansiveness of the Manfred Symphony suits Bychkov’s operatic tendencies perfectly. He clearly relishes the music’s moments of grandeur, over-the-top rhetoric and dramatic coups, and the Czech orchestra responds with playing of tremendous character” (Andrew Clements, The Guardian)
Pjotr Iljitsch Tschaikovsky (1840 – 1893)
Manfred Symphony, Op.58, TH.28
1 1. Lento lugubre – Moderato con moto – Andante 17:46
2 2. Vivace con spirito 09:48
3 3. Andante con moto 11:32
4 4. Allegro con fuoco 20:11
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Semyon Bychkov, conductor