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Big Tchaikovsky Box

May 6, 2012

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1
Romeo And Juliet (Fantasy Overture) The London Symphony Orchestra and Pierre Monteux
20:46
2
The Year 1812, Festival Overture In E Flat Major, Op. 49 Vienna State Opera Orchestra & Mario Rossi
14:50
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Capriccio Italien, Op. 45 Vienna State Opera Orchestra & Mario Rossi
16:00
4
Serenade For Strings In C, Op. 48: I Pezzo In Forma Di Sonatina English Chamber Orchestra & Johannes Somary
9:16
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Serenade For Strings In C, Op. 48: II. Valse English Chamber Orchestra & Johannes Somary
3:51
6
Serenade For Strings In C, Op. 48: III. Élégie English Chamber Orchestra & Johannes Somary
9:43
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Serenade For Strings In C, Op. 48: IV. Finale: Tema Russo English Chamber Orchestra & Johannes Somary
8:08
8
Piano Concerto No.1 In B-Flat Minor, Op. 23: I. Allegro Non Troppo E Molto Maestoso London Symphony Orchestra, Pierre Monteux & John Ogdon
20:17
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Piano Concerto No.1 In B-Flat Minor, Op. 23: II. Andantino Semplice London Symphony Orchestra, Pierre Monteux & John Ogdon
7:05
10
Piano Concerto No.1 In B-Flat Minor, Op. 23: III. Allegro Con Fuoco London Symphony Orchestra, Pierre Monteux & John Ogdon
7:06
11
Symphony No. 4 In F Minor, Op. 36: I. Andante Sostenuto. Moderato Con Anima American Symphony Orchestra & Leopold Stokowski
17:33
12
Symphony No. 4 In F Minor, Op. 36: II. Andantino In Modo Di Canzona American Symphony Orchestra & Leopold Stokowski
9:34
13
Symphony No. 4 In F Minor, Op. 36: III. Scherzo: Pizzicato Ostinato American Symphony Orchestra & Leopold Stokowski
5:45
14
Symphony No. 4 In F Minor, Op. 36: 4: IV. Finale: Allegro Con Fuoco American Symphony Orchestra & Leopold Stokowski
9:34
15
Symphony No. 5 In E Minor, Op. 64: I. Andante Sostenuto. Moderato Con Anima The London Symphony Orchestra and Pierre Monteux
13:51
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Symphony No. 5 In E Minor, Op. 64: II. Andante Cabtabile, Con Alcum Licenza The London Symphony Orchestra and Pierre Monteux
12:28
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Symphony No. 5 In E Minor, Op. 64: III. Valse: Allegro Moderato The London Symphony Orchestra and Pierre Monteux
5:57
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Symphony No.5 In E Minor, Op. 64: IV. Finale: Andante Maestoso. Allegro Vivace The London Symphony Orchestra and Pierre Monteux
12:30
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Symphony No. 6 In B Minor, Op. 74 ('Pathétique'): I. Adagio. Allegro Non Troppo Vienna State Opera Orchestra & Vladimir Golschmann
16:11
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Symphony No. 6 In B Minor, Op. 74 ('Pathétique'): II. Allegro Con Grazia Vienna State Opera Orchestra & Vladimir Golschmann
7:49
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Symphony No. 6 In B Minor, Op. 74 ('Pathétique'): III. Allegro Molto Vivace Vienna State Opera Orchestra & Vladimir Golschmann
8:24
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Symphony No. 6 In B Minor, Op. 74 ('Pathétique'): IV. Finale: Adagio Lamentoso Vienna State Opera Orchestra & Vladimir Golschmann
11:21
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Nutcracker, Ballet, Op. 71: Overture Utah Symphony Orchestra and Chorus & Maurice Abravanel
3:29
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Nutcracker, Ballet, Op. 71: Act 1. Scene 1. No. 1. The Christmas Tree Utah Symphony Orchestra and Chorus & Maurice Abravanel
3:53
25
Nutcracker, Ballet, Op. 71: Act 1. Scene 1. No. 2. March Utah Symphony Orchestra and Chorus & Maurice Abravanel
2:28
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Nutcracker, Ballet, Op. 71: Act 1. Scene 1. No. 3. Little Galop. Entrance Of The Guests Utah Symphony Orchestra and Chorus & Maurice Abravanel
2:29
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Nutcracker, Ballet, Op. 71: Act 1. Scene 1. No. 4. Drosselmeyer's Entrance. Dance Scene. Distribution Of Presents Utah Symphony Orchestra and Chorus & Maurice Abravanel
5:45
28
Nutcracker, Ballet, Op. 71: Act 1. Scene 1. No. 5. Scene. Grandfather's Dance Utah Symphony Orchestra and Chorus & Maurice Abravanel
6:48
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Nutcracker, Ballet, Op. 71: Act 1. Scene 1. No. 6. Guests Depart. Children Retire To Bed. Magic Spell Begins Utah Symphony Orchestra and Chorus & Maurice Abravanel
6:54
30
Nutcracker, Ballet, Op. 71: Act 1. Scene 1. No. 7. Battle Between Nutcracker And Mouse King. Nutcracker Wins Battle And Is Tran Utah Symphony Orchestra and Chorus & Maurice Abravanel
3:36
31
Nutcracker, Ballet, Op. 71: Act 1. Scene 1. No. 7. Battle Between Nutcracker And Mouse King. Nutcracker Wins Battle And Is Tran Utah Symphony Orchestra and Chorus & Maurice Abravanel
3:40
32
Nutcracker, Ballet, Op. 71: Act 1. Scene 2. No. 9. Waltz Of The Snowflakes Utah Symphony Orchestra and Chorus & Maurice Abravanel
6:27
33
Nutcracker, Ballet, Op. 71: Act 2. No. 10. The Castle. Kingdom Of Sweets Utah Symphony Orchestra and Chorus & Maurice Abravanel
3:11
34
Nutcracker, Ballet, Op. 71: Act 2. No. 11. Clara And The Nutcracker Appear Utah Symphony Orchestra and Chorus & Maurice Abravanel
4:39
35
Nutcracker, Ballet, Op. 71: Act 2. No. 12. Divertissement. Chocolate (Spanish Dance) Utah Symphony Orchestra and Chorus & Maurice Abravanel
1:07
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Nutcracker, Ballet, Op. 71: Act 2. No. 12. Divertissement. Coffee (Arabian Dance) Utah Symphony Orchestra and Chorus & Maurice Abravanel
3:03
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Nutcracker, Ballet, Op. 71: Act 2. No. 12. Divertissement. Tea (Chinese Dance) Utah Symphony Orchestra and Chorus & Maurice Abravanel
0:58
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Nutcracker, Ballet, Op. 71: Act 2. No. 12. Divertissement. Trepak (Russian Dance) Utah Symphony Orchestra and Chorus & Maurice Abravanel
1:07
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Nutcracker, Ballet, Op. 71: Act 2. No. 12. Divertissement. Dance Of The Mirlitons (Reed Pipes) Utah Symphony Orchestra and Chorus & Maurice Abravanel
2:07
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Nutcracker, Ballet, Op. 71: Act 2. No. 12. Divertissement. Mother Gigogne And The Tumblers Utah Symphony Orchestra and Chorus & Maurice Abravanel
2:53
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Nutcracker, Ballet, Op. 71: Act 2. No. 13. Waltz Of The Flowers Utah Symphony Orchestra and Chorus & Maurice Abravanel
6:16
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Nutcracker, Ballet, Op. 71: Act 2. No. 14 Pas De Deux Utah Symphony Orchestra and Chorus & Maurice Abravanel
4:18
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Nutcracker, Ballet, Op. 71: Act 2. No. 14a Variation I, Tarantella Utah Symphony Orchestra and Chorus & Maurice Abravanel
0:38
44
Nutcracker, Ballet, Op. 71: Act 2. No. 14b Variation II, Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy Utah Symphony Orchestra and Chorus & Maurice Abravanel
1:46
45
Nutcracker, Ballet, Op. 71: Act 2. No. 14c Coda Utah Symphony Orchestra and Chorus & Maurice Abravanel
1:15
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Nutcracker, Ballet, Op. 71: Act 2. No. 15. Final Waltz And Apotheosis Utah Symphony Orchestra and Chorus & Maurice Abravanel
4:57
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Swan Lake Ballet, Op. 20 Intro: Moderato Assai; Allegro Ma Non Troppo Utah Symphony Orchestra & Maurice Abravanel
3:17
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Swan Lake Ballet, Op. 20 Act I: Scene: Allegro Giusto Utah Symphony Orchestra & Maurice Abravanel
3:15
49
Swan Lake Ballet, Op. 20 Act I: Valse Utah Symphony Orchestra & Maurice Abravanel
6:20
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Swan Lake Ballet, Op. 20 Act I: Intrada: Allegro Utah Symphony Orchestra & Maurice Abravanel
2:32
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Swan Lake Ballet, Op. 20 Act I: Allegro Simplice; Presto Utah Symphony Orchestra & Maurice Abravanel
1:14
52
Swan Lake Ballet, Op. 20 Act I: Moderato Utah Symphony Orchestra & Maurice Abravanel
1:23
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Swan Lake Ballet, Op. 20 Act I: Allegro Utah Symphony Orchestra & Maurice Abravanel
1:01
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Swan Lake Ballet, Op. 20 Act I: Coda: Allegro Vivace Utah Symphony Orchestra & Maurice Abravanel
1:43
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Swan Lake Ballet, Op. 20 Act I: Pas De Deux: Tempo Di Valse, Ma Non Troppo; Viva, Quasi Moderato Utah Symphony Orchestra & Maurice Abravanel
1:53
56
Swan Lake Ballet, Op. 20 Act I: Pas De Deux: Andante; Allegro Utah Symphony Orchestra & Maurice Abravanel
4:33
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Swan Lake Ballet, Op. 20 Act I: Pas De Deux: Tempo Di Valse Utah Symphony Orchestra & Maurice Abravanel
1:39
58
Swan Lake Ballet, Op. 20 Act I: Pas De Deux: Coda: Allegro Molto Vivace Utah Symphony Orchestra & Maurice Abravanel
2:02
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Swan Lake Ballet, Op. 20 Act I: Pas De Deux: Sujet Utah Symphony Orchestra & Maurice Abravanel
0:39
60
Swan Lake Ballet, Op. 20 Act I: Pas De Deux: Dances Des Coupes: Tempo Di Polacca Utah Symphony Orchestra & Maurice Abravanel
5:14
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Swan Lake Ballet, Op. 20 Act II: Scene: Moderato Utah Symphony Orchestra & Maurice Abravanel
2:41
62
Swan Lake Ballet, Op. 20 Act II: Scene: Allegro Moderato Utah Symphony Orchestra & Maurice Abravanel
5:08
63
Swan Lake Ballet, Op. 20 Act II: Scene: Allegro Utah Symphony Orchestra & Maurice Abravanel
3:28
64
Swan Lake Ballet, Op. 20 Act II: Danses Des Cygnes: Tempo Di Valse Utah Symphony Orchestra & Maurice Abravanel
2:36
65
Swan Lake Ballet, Op. 20 Act II: Danses Des Cygnes: Moderato Assai Utah Symphony Orchestra & Maurice Abravanel
1:40
66
Swan Lake Ballet, Op. 20 Act II: Danses Des Cygnes: Allegro Moderato Utah Symphony Orchestra & Maurice Abravanel
1:24
67
Swan Lake Ballet, Op. 20 Act II: Danses Des Cygnes: Andante; Andante Non Troppo Utah Symphony Orchestra & Maurice Abravanel
6:49
68
Swan Lake Ballet, Op. 20 Act II: Danses Des Cygnes: Tempo Di Valse Utah Symphony Orchestra & Maurice Abravanel
1:44
69
Swan Lake Ballet, Op. 20 Act II: Danses Des Cygnes: Coda: Allegro Vivace I Utah Symphony Orchestra & Maurice Abravanel
1:10
70
Swan Lake Ballet, Op. 20 Act III: Opening Of The Ball And Entrance Of The Court: Allegro Giusto Utah Symphony Orchestra & Maurice Abravanel
4:09
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Swan Lake Ballet, Op. 20 Act III: Scene: Allegro, Tempo Di Valse Utah Symphony Orchestra & Maurice Abravanel
1:49
72
Swan Lake Ballet, Op. 20 Act III: Scene: Allegro, Allegro Giusto Utah Symphony Orchestra & Maurice Abravanel
2:42
73
Swan Lake Ballet, Op. 20 Act III: Danse Espagnole: Allegro Non Troppo; Tempo Di Bolero Utah Symphony Orchestra & Maurice Abravanel
2:11
74
Swan Lake Ballet, Op. 20 Act III: Danse Napolitaine: Allegro Moderato Utah Symphony Orchestra & Maurice Abravanel
3:19
75
Swan Lake Ballet, Op. 20 Act III: Danse Hongroise; Czardas: Allegro Moderato; Presto Utah Symphony Orchestra & Maurice Abravanel
2:48
76
Swan Lake Ballet, Op. 20 Act III: Mazurka Utah Symphony Orchestra & Maurice Abravanel
3:26
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Swan Lake Ballet, Op. 20 Act III: Scene: Allegro; Valse: Allegro Vivo Utah Symphony Orchestra & Maurice Abravanel
3:39
78
Swan Lake Ballet, Op. 20 Act IV: Danse Des Petits Cygnes: Moderato Utah Symphony Orchestra & Maurice Abravanel
5:27
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Swan Lake Ballet, Op. 20 Act IV: Scene: Allegro Agitato; Allegro Vivace Utah Symphony Orchestra & Maurice Abravanel
3:28
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Swan Lake Ballet, Op. 20 Act IV: Scene Finale: Andante; Allegro Agitato; Alla Breve: Moderato E Maetoso; Meno Mosso; Moderato Utah Symphony Orchestra & Maurice Abravanel
6:21


Product Details

  • Original Release Date: May 6, 2012
  • Label: eOne Music
  • Copyright: (C) 2012 Vanguard Classics
  • Total Length: 7:14:27
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  • ASIN: B0080K06JW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,006 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Big Tchaikovsky Box May 9, 2012
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Let's start with the good. This "Big Tchaikovsky Box" uses recordings from the Vanguard catalog, and was issued by eOne, the current holder of the tapes. Tchaikovsky wasn't a focus of the label, but Vanguard managed to publish some very fine performances over the years, and they have been collected here.

Highlights of the set include Maurice Abravanel's tapings of The Nutcracker and Swan Lake ballets with the Utah Symphony. The recordings from the 1960s sound fresh, and while the Utah brass and winds at times suffer in comparison to, say, orchestras in Philadelphia and New York, the difference is inches and not yards. Abravanel recorded excerpts from Swan Lake with the Utah Symphony in the 1950s for another label (and a filler on the first CD issue of Rodzinski's The Nutcracker, on the old MCA Classics "Double Decker" series), and the orchestra is much more refined sounding in Vanguard's recording. Purists might turn up their noses at a "complete" Swan Lake with traditional cuts, but Abravanel's dramatic conducting sweeps criticism before it.

Turning to the rest of the set, the American Symphony Orchestra recording of the Fourth Symphony remains a classic not only for the performance but for the orchestration. Conductor Leopold Stokowski, as was his wont, couldn't resist 'improving' Tchaikovsky's orchestration. Fanfare magazine once published a detailed list of all the changes made to the score; I don't have it at hand, but even from the first notes you notice something is different. There's no denying the impact the recording makes.

The three performances led by Pierre Monteux are live tapings from the Vienna Festival in 1962.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Goofs June 14, 2012
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A Big Box from Bach Guild just wouldn't be a Big Box without some goofs. Here are the ones I found:

Mislabelings:

71 - Swan Lake Ballet, Op. 20 Act III_ Scene_ Allegro, Tempo di valse
should be labelled: Scène. Allegro - Allegro giusto
(Scene: Allegro, Tempo di valse is part of track 70)

72 - Swan Lake Ballet, Op. 20 Act III_ Scene_ Allegro, Allegro giusto
should be labelled: Danse espagnole. Allegro non troppo, Tempo di bolero

73 - Swan Lake Ballet, Op. 20 Act III_ Danse Espagnole
should be labelled: Danse napolitaine. Allegro moderato - Andantino quasi moderato - Presto

74 - Swan Lake Ballet, Op. 20 Act III_ Danse Napolitaine => This track is definitely not the Danse Napolitaine but is what is commonly known as the 2nd violin solo from Swan Lake. This occurs in Act 2 - if you listen to track 67 the same music begins near 1:30. If you compare tracks 67 and 74 you'll realize that while this is the same music these are *different* recordings. In other words the performers in track 74 are very likely different as well. So the Bach Guild has given us a "bonus" recording of the 2nd violin solo, labeled as the Danse Napolitaine and with mystery performers to boot.

Track order:

The usual order for the dances in act 3 is Danse hongroise - Danse espagnole - Danse napolitaine. In this case the Danse hongroise is placed last - it's hard to tell whether this is intentional or just another screw up. If you want to hear these in the usual order you would play tracks 71 - 75 - 72 - 73 - 76 (and leave 74 out).

The Bach Guild seems unable to put out a big box set without including goofs and editing errors. On sale these are great value, particularly so if you can figure out their screw-ups.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Some real gems -- should not be missed! May 9, 2012
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Another excellent addition to the growing line of "Big Box" MP3 releases from eONe Music, which apparently now handles the catalog of the once great, now defunct classical music division of Vanguard Records. Vanguard's classical music was often published under a separate brand, "The Bach Guild", which is where the name on these releases derives from (that is, they are NOT published by any organization called "The Bach Guild"). This set was released on the same day as Big Brahms Box, also for an extreme bargain introductory price.

This set is excellent, and I have been especially impressed with the quality of the sound. For the most part, the recordings ring crisp and clear, without noise and in wonderfully three dimensional stereo. I was surprised to learn from a comment on my review for the Brahms box by a representative of eOne that the company is preparing these releases -- at least in part -- from the original master tapes. While I'm not sure exactly which recordings are from the original masters, this does go a long way to explaining the remarkable sound quality on some of the selections.

The set starts with the Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture, one of three pieces (along with the Piano Concerto No. 1 and Symphony No. 5) taken from this recording conducted by Pierre Monteaux, the man who conducted one of the most famous (or infamous) performances in music history -- the premiere of Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring" in Paris on May 29, 1913. In the recordings here, he is leading the London Symphony Orchestra live in concert at the Vienna Festival 50 years and two days later, on May 31, 1963.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classical
Music at a very good price and with instant download. At these prices you only need to get a single thing you like and it's a good deal. Couldn't be happier.
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Aside from being a great value, which this certain is, these are really good older performances from American and Western Europe orchestras, all well recorded. Read more
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