50 Must-Have Tchaikovsky Masterpieces

August 30, 2011 | Format: MP3

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: August 30, 2011
  • Label: Cobra Entertainment LLC
  • Copyright: (c) 2011 Cobra Entertainment LLC
  • Total Length: 6:02:45
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  • ASIN: B005I8D8IK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,558 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Sonoma's Davey on September 22, 2011
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At the bargain price, I'm happy to have an amazing recording of the 1812 Overture. And there are 49 more "bonus tracks" as well.

The 1812 Overture is of course very well known, and this performance is a gem. The strings are very romantic, and the full orchestra is skilled and precise. The sound is excellent, and very well balanced. I'm a huge fan of the 1812, and many performances of it are in my library. This recording is superb.

The opening of this recording is slower than is common, and very romantic. The strings are very, very beautiful. Many performances of the 1812 use cannons and carillon in the finale; this one does not. Thundering bass drums replace the cannons, and orchestral bells replace the carillon. But that doesn't diminish this recording -- the brass is strong, and the finale sounds full.

On the other hand, if you're looking for an 1812 Overture that will show off your new 500-watt stereo and subwoofer, check out Erich Kunzel's Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture etc. / Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops (Multichannel Hybrid SACD). Alternatively, Antal Dorati's 1960 recording for Mercury Living Presence Tchaikovsky: 1812 Festival Overture, Op.49; Capriccio Italien / Beethoven: Wellington's Victory was far ahead of its time, and still sounds great.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By timotheus on October 21, 2012
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Good selection but an average quality recording. Not what you used to get when purchasing DDD audio CDs. I would also prefer a multi-volume set so that some of the pieces are not shortened.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By scm88keys on March 4, 2013
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As with all the 50 Must-Have albums and other similar "big boxes," performance and recording quality is variable between so-so and good, but never terrible or great. Seriously, though, for 99 cents, you get to own six hours of some pretty spectacular music. Regardless of how well it's played or recorded, pieces like the piano concerto, Marche Slave, the Nutcracker and the 1812 Overture are such fantastic marvels of the musical world, their brilliance of composition shines through. This collection is great for research reference as well, as any aspiring music student will probably want to listen and analyze a number of these works and some point in his or her life. For the fanatics, including myself, superior recordings of these masterpieces exist elsewhere for more money, but in the meantime, for 99 cents, this will certainly whet your appetite and fill out a lot of holes in your Tchaikovsky collection.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By BG on February 14, 2013
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At a very good price. Performances are good and these Amazon bargains afford one the opportunity to explore music without being hurt if you don't care for the selections. Amazon has many classical bargains and at these prices you can afford to experiment. This album is quite good.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By jeff on January 12, 2013
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The selection and quality of the pieces are excellent. Tchaikovsky is always my favorite.
The only problem I have - not the music - is that some pieces are out of order, for example, the three movements of the No.1 piano concerto are not in sequence, and I haven't figured out how to play them in the correct sequence.
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Tchaikovsky is one of my favorite classical/modern composers. This album provides the listener with some of his greatest works. The choices of the pieces on the album are excellent and gives a listener a feel for the works of this accomplished artist.Highly recommended for winding down or for gaining concentration while reading or writing.
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By Gloria Gonzalez on September 3, 2013
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Helps concentration and focus for homeschooler, while soothing the babies to let the student study. The mom enjoys it too. :-)
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Great music, well presented. A great way to build your MP3 library. Fantastic way to put an ear to good quality reproductions of Tchaikovsky's work.
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