Tchaikovsky: Symphonies 3 & 5
Moshe Atzmon
Label
DG
Catalogue No.
4826176
Barcode
00028948261765
Format
2-CD
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PIOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY
CD 1
Symphony No. 3 in D major, Op. 29 ‘Polish’*
Wiener Symphoniker
Moshe Atzmon

Marche slave, Op. 31
Berliner Philharmoniker
Ferdinand Leitner

The Sleeping Beauty: Suite, Op. 66a
Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra
Witold Rowicki

CD 2
Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64
London Symphony Orchestra
Claudio Abbado

Swan Lake, Op. 20: Suite
Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra
Witold Rowicki

* FIRST RELEASE ON CD

Recording information

Recording Producers: Hans Weber (Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty); Wolfgang Lohse (Marche slave); Dr. Gerd Ploebsch (Symphony No. 3); Karl Faust, Rainer Brock (Symphony No. 5)
Balance Engineers: Heinz Wildhagen (Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty); Werner Wolf (Marche slave); Günter Hermanns, Gernot Westhäuser (Symphony No. 3); Günter Hermanns, Wolfgang Werner (Symphony No. 5)
Recording Locations: Philharmonic Hall, Warsaw, 18–19 April 1959 (Swan Lake), 20 & 22 April 1959 (Sleeping Beauty); Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin, Germany, 28 May 1959 (Marche slave); Simmeringer Hof, Vienna, 20–22 May 1973 (Symphony No. 3); Studio Anvil Films, Denham, Buckinghamshire, UK, 2–3 December 1970 (Symphony No. 5)
Remastering Engineer: Chris Bernauer

Reviews

‘by far the most refined recording of any current version of the Polish Symphony, warmly reverberant but well-enough defined in detail’ (Symphony No. 3) Gramophone, August 1974

‘[Abbado] secures clean, brilliant playing from the LSO in the first movement, finely controlled emotional climaxes in the slow movement … and a strong, urgent but unhysterical account of the finale.’ (Symphony
No. 5) Gramophone, April 1972