Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 / Manfred Symphony
Claudio Abbado
Label
Deutsche Grammophon
Catalogue No.
4826184
Barcode
00028948261840
Format
2-CD
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PIOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY
CD 1
Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 ‘Pathétique’*
Romeo and Juliet – Fantasy-Overture+

Wiener Philharmoniker*
Boston Symphony Orchestra+
Claudio Abbado

CD 2
Capriccio italien, Op. 45

Berliner Philharmoniker
Ferdinand Leitner

Manfred Symphony, Op. 58

London Symphony Orchestra
Yuri Ahronovitch

Recording information

Recording Producers: Wolfgang Lohse (Capriccio italien); Karl Faust, Rainer Brock (Romeo and Juliet); Rainer Brock (Symphony No. 6); Cord Garben, Heinz Wildhagen (Manfred Symphony)
Balance Engineers: Werner Wolf (Capriccio italien); Günter Hermanns (Romeo and Juliet); Günter Hermanns, Volker Martin (Symphony No. 6); Heinz Wildhagen, Gernot Westhäuser (Manfred Symphony)
Recording Locations: Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin, Germany, 27 May 1959 (Capriccio italien); Symphony Hall, Boston, February 1971 (Romeo and Juliet); Grosser Musikvereinssaal, Vienna, Austria, 1 & 3 October 1973 (Symphony No. 6); Watford Town Hall, London, UK, 30 January and 1 February 1977, with organ of Herkulessaal, Munich, synchronised in March 1977 (Manfred Symphony)
Remastering Engineers: Chris Bernauer (CD1); Michael Beier (CD2)

Reviews

‘[Abbado] provides a strong impulse throughout, and the second subject of the first movement sounds remarkably fresh, with radiant sounds from the strings.’ (Symphony No. 6) Penguin Stereo Record and Cassette Guide

‘Abbado’s is a noble reading … A performance to live with: its spellbinding qualities increase with familiarity. The recording is splendid, very brilliant as well as full’ Penguin Stereo Record and Cassette Guide

‘Ahronovitch is superbly recorded by DG’ (Manfred Symphony) Penguin Stereo Record and Cassette Guide