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Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings, Souvenir De Florence

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  1. Serenade in C major, Op. 48: I. Pezzo in forma di Sonatina 9:30Album Only
  2. Serenade in C major, Op. 48: II. Walzer 3:50$0.89  Buy MP3 
  3. Serenade in C major, Op. 48: III. Elegie 9:05Album Only
  4. Serenade in C major, Op. 48: IV. Finale (Tema Russo) 7:46$0.89  Buy MP3 
  5. Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70: I. Allegro con spirito10:22Album Only
  6. Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70: II. Adagio cantabile10:36Album Only
  7. Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70: III. Allegretto moderato 6:27$0.89  Buy MP3 
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Product Details

  • Orchestra: Vienna Chamber Orchestra
  • Conductor: Philippe Entremont
  • Composer: Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky
  • Audio CD (June 30, 1992)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Naxos
  • ASIN: B0000013QT
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #102,405 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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51 of 53 people found the following review helpful By "kv581" on February 16, 2001
Format: Audio CD
The previous reviewer talked about Souvenir de Florence on the CD, which is indeed very good. However, I am less familiar with Souvenir than the Serenade, so I'll comment on that instead. At the risk of sounding trite, the performance here is among the best available. Vienna Chamber Orchestra does a wonderful job trying to maintain the clarity of the work, allowing the listener to hear the individual parts of the work. For example, I've never really noticed some of the beautiful countermelodies in the Waltz until I listened to this recording. The interpretation is also first-rate. Entremont brings out the warmth of the music well, plus the tempo never drags. The result is a finely performed work that will captures the listener's attention throughout the piece. Oh, did I mention that the recorded sound is VERY good?
At this price, this is a deal not to miss. If you are looking for one recording of the Serenade, this is it. Even if you already own the Serenade, chances are that you don't yet have a recording of the rarely recorded Souvenir. Definitely give this CD a try.
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42 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Mr. DAVID Geer on April 15, 1999
Format: Audio CD
Performances of the orchestral arrangement of Souvenir de Florence are rare, as it seems are recordings. The work however is quite lovely and evocative and suits a string orchestra capable of playing as both an entity and a collection of fine soloists. Look no further therefore than this recording for an excellent interpretation.
The more familiar serenade is also a fine example of the work of one of Europe's leading Chamber Orchestras.
I play this disc frequently, most especially the Souvenir and have only a minor quibble and that is with a rather fast take up of the opening of the work. Otherwise this has to be one of the best quality recordings I have heard from Naxos but then they used an interesting recording venue, Casino Baumgartner in Vienna, and presumeably Austrian engineers.
Take it to your desert island!
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Shota Hanai on July 15, 2006
Format: Audio CD
Philippe Entremont may be better known as a world-class pianist than a conductor. As a pianist, he collaborated with prominent figures including Leonard Bernstein and Eugene Ormandy, but he himself turns out to be a very good conductor.

This album, with Maestro Entremont leading the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, features Tchaikovsky's two best-known and most beautiful chamber works: Serenade for Strings and Souvenir de Florence. Although not as painstakingly emotional as Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic, nor as sensual and passionate as Ormandy as his "Philadelphia Sound", Entremont and his ensemble offers an highly respectable performance, with great control without any flamboyance, and above all the lush, moving strings comprised of members representing the music capital of the world.

Naxos is known for offering recordings done by less-than-prolific artists at a budget price, but this is an absolute winner. A stunning performance with only little money out of one's wallet. Simply put, an excellent bargain!
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By S. A. Felton on August 12, 2003
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I was listening to a biography of Tchaikovsky on cassette and
the instructor mentioned the 2 pieces on this CD as relatively
unknown masterpieces of chamber music. I was very happy to see that
I could get both of them on one CD. I am not qualified to give any sort of analysis
of the performances (by the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, 1990) because I
just listen to music, but the 5-star rating I give the CD says enough,
and the instructor who praised these pieces so highly was absolutely
correct! The liner notes are sparse yet complete.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By DAVID BRYSON VINE VOICE on May 18, 2011
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How hearty do you like performances of these two works to be? Whatever reservations anyone may harbour, I would not expect to find a charge of understatement or excessive gentility to be among them. These are, in my own opinion, excellent renderings of the full-blooded variety. The players play with gusto, and the 1990 recording engineers seem to have entered into the spirit of the thing by providing a full-toned sound projected at quite a high volume-level. To sum up my basic reactions, the approach works for me in the Serenade, but not quite so much in the Souvenir de Florence, and there are several reasons for that.

To avoid misunderstandings, I am not suggesting that you would think you were listening to an orchestra of rugby players. The Vienna Chamber Orchestra are sensitive and accomplished musicians. The third movement of the Serenade, for instance, is called an Elegie, and its specifically elegiac sequences are expressed with eloquence, inwardness and restraint. Again, in the adagio of the Souvenir there is a cello solo with a descanting violin part, and all this is treated with affection and lyric delicacy. To me, this came as something of a relief after the slightly strenuous handling of the first movement, and I suppose I need to distinguish carefully between two factors, one of which is not something that can form part of my assessment but the other of which, closely related, is.

The basic issue is that the Souvenir is given here in its version for string orchestra. In origin the piece was a string sextet, with two violins, two violas and two cellos like Brahms's.
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