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TCHAIKOVSKY, P.I.: Symphony No. 1, "Winter Daydreams" / The Snow Maiden (excerpts) (Cologne Gurzenich Orchestra, Kitayenko)

Composer(s):Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich
Artist(s) Kitayenko, Dmitri, Conductor • Cologne Gurzenich Orchestra
Period(s) Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Orchestral
Catalogue OC668
Label Oehms Classics
Quality   320kbps
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Review By Peter Joelson,Audiophile Audition,September 2012

As in other releases in this series, Kitajenko allows the music to breathe, and I have found this increasingly impressive on repeated listening. For the finely played excerpts from The Snow Maiden, the orchestra was recorded in a studio with excellent results, too. The symphony seems to derive from more than one performance and apart from very quiet rustling between the movements, the audience is not noticeable.


Review By Simon Corley,,September 2012

Après Chostakovitch (Capriccio) et Prokofiev (Phoenix Edition), Dimitri Kitajenko (né en 1940) et l’Orchestre du Gürzenich de Cologne, dont il est, comme Günter Wand, chef honoraire (depuis 2009) bien que n’en ayant jamais été, quant à lui, Kapellmeister, se sont lancés chez Oehms Classics dans une intégrale Tchaïkovski. Les Cinquième, Sixième et Manfred étant déjà parues, voici maintenant la Première «Rêves d’hiver», dont l’interprétation lisse et prosaïque, manquant d’allant et de passion, ne captive pas, bien que semble-t-il prise sur le vif. En revanche,


Review By Robert Benson,,September 2012

Kitajenko’s new recording is among the best, very well recorded, and the addition of the excerpts from Snow Maiden is a plus… © 2012 Read complete review


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