1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on August 14, 2008
Make sure you get all 4 discs. The labels are almost all alike except for text on the bottom of them; sometime the sellers get confused. If you can find this, it should be cheap (~$4 with shipping for all 4 discs) It's worth every penny; DDD and well-mixed, full and rich. Maybe stylistically not as good as some, but all in all, very listenable.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on July 4, 2006
This 4-CD set is a great compilation of work from this Russian composer. The pieces include the last 3 symphonies, the entire Serenade for Strings, the famous first Piano Concerto, and the more popular parts of the Swan Lake and Nutcracker ballets. The style is symphonic in a studio; i.e. no audience clapping in the background. The sound is quite nice, and very rich; of the various recordings of the Serenade for Strings; this is the only one I've heard that performs it with an entire symphony. Altogether enjoyable and worth the purchase price.
on August 15, 2012
I do not know whether the 4 cd's box set of "A Tchaikovsky Festival" ASIN B000003QW7 as advertised in Amazon's web page is good or bad, because I only received 1 cd (supposedly the number 3 of the box set). The only available action was to return the cd (unopened), for a refund (and not an replacement for the item I bought) which I did. The seller answered very politely that (my order) "was fulfilled by Amazon".