Tchaikovsky: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 6; Violin Concerto
Erich Kleiber; Ruggiero Ricci
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4840373
Barcode
00028948403738
Format
2-CD
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PIOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY (1840–1893)

CD 1
1–4 Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36
Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire de Paris
Erich Kleiber

5–7 Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35
Ruggiero Ricci, violin
New Symphony Orchestra of London
Sir Malcolm Sargent

CD 2
1–4 Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 ‘Pathétique’
Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire de Paris
Erich Kleiber

FIRST INTERNATIONAL CD RELEASE ON DECCA

Track previews
Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74, TH 30 "Pathétique": 1. Adagio - Allegro non troppo
Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74, TH 30 "Pathétique": 2. Allegro con grazia
Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74, TH 30 "Pathétique": 3. Allegro molto vivace
Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74, TH 30 "Pathétique": 4. Finale. Adagio lamentoso - Andante
Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36, TH 27: 4. Finale. Allegro con fuoco
Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35, TH 59: I. Allegro moderato
Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35, TH 59: II. Canzonetta. Andante
Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35, TH 59: III. Finale. Allegro vivacissimo
Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36, TH 27: 1. Andante sostenuto - Moderato con anima - Moderato assai, quasi andante - Allegro vivo
Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36, TH 27: 2. Andantino in modo di canzona
Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36, TH 27: 3. Scherzo. Pizzicato ostinato. Allegro
Recording information

Recording Producers: unknown (Symphony No. 4); Victor Olof (Symphony No. 6, Violin Concerto)
Balance Engineers: unknown
Recording Locations: La Maison de la Mutualité, Paris, France, 7–9 June 1949 (Symphony No. 4), 5–7 October 1953 (Symphony No. 6); Kingsway Hall, London, UK, 26–27 January 1950 (Violin Concerto)
Remastering Engineer: Chris Bernauer
Original Decca Releases: AK 2272–76 (Symphony No. 4 – 78rpm: November 1949) / LXT 2511 (Symphony No. 4 – LP: June 1950); LXT 2888 (Symphony No. 6: November 1954); AX 336–39 (Violin Concerto – 78rpm: June 1951) / LXT 2509 (Violin Concerto – LP: June 1950)

Reviews

‘Ricci certainly reels off the technical difficulties with ease… in the finale his attack and rhythmic impetus are exceptionally powerful and vigorous.’ Gramophone, September 1950 (Violin Concerto)

‘Kleiber’s ideas meld beautifully in a performance that is all energy, albeit well -controlled energy.’ High Fidelity, August 1954 (Symphony No.4)

‘Ricci’s performance is very fine and musicianly, and the recorded sound is excellent.’ The Record Guide, 1955 (Violin Concerto)