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TCHAIKOVSKY, P.I.: Queen of Spades Suite (The) / Voyevoda Suite (arr. P. Breiner) (New Zealand Symphony, Breiner)

Composer(s)Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich
Artist(s) Breiner, Peter, Conductor • New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Period(s) Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Orchestral
Catalogue 8.573015
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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Slovak-born composer and conductor Peter Breiner has received considerable international acclaim for his adaptations, and his Tchaikovsky arrangements are particularly impressive examples of his art. He has already arranged The Seasons (8.553510) and Songs (8.555332) but here he turns to opera. With deftness and subtlety he has taken motifs from Tchaikovsky’s first opera Voyevoda to craft six richly scored movements, two of which have rôles for solo strings. The Queen of Spades was composed in 1890 and Breiner’s selections fully explore the music’s romance and drama in their new form.

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TCHAIKOVSKY, P.I.: Queen of Spades Suite (The) / Voyevoda Suite (arr. P. Breiner) (New Zealand Symphony, Breiner) 1:06:14   
  The Queen of Spades Suite (arr. P. Breiner)          
      I. Tomsky's Ballad: Once upon a time in Versailles 3:40       
      II. Hermann's Arioso: The name of her I do not know 4:49       
      III. Russian Dance and Romance 6:11       
      IV. Lisa's Arioso: Night or day, 'tis only him 4:35       
      V. Tomsky's Song and Gamblers' Chorus: They met on an unhappy day 3:28       
      VI. Hermann's Aria and Finale: You today, me tomorrow 6:03       
      VII. Hermann: Beauty! Goddess! 4:29       
  Voyevoda Suite (arr. P. Breiner)          
      I. Mariya Vlasevna: Guards were put upon the door 8:19       
      II. Bastryukov's Aria: Burn faster, red skies 4:06       
      III. Olyona and Dubrovin: Trust me, my dear 4:27       
      IV. Dubrovin's Aria: Silent is the heart in my tortured breast 4:20       
      V. Dance of the Hay Girls 5:34       
      VI. Overture/Finale 6:13       
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