Peter Breiner has received considerable international acclaim for his adaptations, and his Tchaikovsky arrangements are particularly impressive examples of his art. With deftness and subtlety he has taken motifs from Tchaikovsky's first opera Voyevoda to craft six richly scored movements, two of which have roles for solo strings. The Queen of Spades was composed in 1890 and Breiner's arrangements fully explore the music's romance and drama in their new form.
TCHAIKOVSKY, P.I.: Queen of Spades Suite (The) / Voyevoda Suite (arr. P. Breiner) (New Zealand Symphony, Breiner)