Yannick Nezet-Seguin, Lisa Batiashvili, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra – Tchaikovsky: Pathetique (2014) [HDTracks FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Pathetique – Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Lisa Batiashvili, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 1:04:32 minutes | 1,06 GB | Genre: Classical
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Yannick Nézet-Séguin first heard Tchaikovsky’s Pathetique symphony live in Montreal at the age of eight. It was the work he chose for his debut with both the Orchestre Me´tropolitain du Grand Montre´al and the Philadelphia Orchestra. Conducting this quintessentially Russian music with the Rotterdam Philharmonic acknowledges his predecessor on the podium, Valery Gergiev, as well as showcasing the depth and refinement of the Dutch orchestra’s rich textures. Yannick Nézet-Séguin admires Tchaikovsky not just as a composer of heart-breaking melodies but also as a master symphonist. “The point for me is this work’s pervasive lust for life, and the lack of faith in humanity which is the implicit message of the end.”

The symphony is accompanied by two sets of Tchaikovsky’s songs, in arrangements for piano and violin. Yannick Nézet-Séguin at the piano is joined by star violinist Lisa Batiashvili, whose understanding of the original Russian texts colours her interpretation. At just 37, Yannick Nézet-Séguin is a driving force on the international music scene. He has conducted operas at The Metropolitan, Covent Garden and the Salzburg Festival and concerts with many of the world’s leading orchestras. Music Director of the Rotterdam Philharmonic and the Philadelphia Orchestra, he signed a long-term recording contract with Deutsche Grammophon in June 2012


Symphony No.6 In B Minor, Op.74 “Pathétique”
01. 1. Adagio – Allegro non troppo (18:33)
02. 2. Allegro con grazia (7:40)
03. 3. Allegro molto vivace (8:10)
04. 4. Finale: Adagio lamentoso – Andante (10:24)

Romances, Op.6
05. No.1 (3:43)
06. No.2 (2:37)
07. No.5 (2:24)
08. No.6 (3:12)

Romances, Op. 73
09. No.2 (3:32)
10. No.4 (1:44)
11. No.6 (2:33)

Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor
Lisa Batiashvili, violin (on tracks 05-11)
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, piano (on tracks 05-11)