The three 2CD Tchaikovsky/Ansermet sets represent his complete Tchaikovsky recordings for Decca.Ansermet’s recording of ‘The Nutcracker’ is in a league of its own, and many will find fascinating his own sequencing of numbers from ‘Swan Lake’ and ‘The Sleeping Beauty’. Refined, yet passionate, many of the pieces on these recordings make their first international appearance on CD.
PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY
Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33*
Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 ‘Pathétique’
Maurice Gendron, cello*
L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande