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Jewgenij Mravinskij - Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5

Jewgenij Mravinskij - Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5

Speakers Corner (Deutsche Grammophon)


180 Gram LP  

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Recordings of Tchaikovsky's late symphonies with the Leningrad Philharmonic under Mravinskij were a legend even in the days of mono recording technique. It comes as no surprise therefore to learn that Tchaikovsky fans were overjoyed when these three great symphonies were released at last on the Yellow Label in top hi-fi quality at the beginning of the Sixties. Masterful performances, as thrilling as live recordings, now became available - recordings which were far superior to all others on the market. Even when the purported miracle of digital recording technique began to take over and industrial record production had become a matter of course, Mravinsky's recordings were still available in a 2CD set. There are reasons enough to re-release the Fifth Symphony as an individual LP, without going into lengthy discussions about which of Tchaikovsky's late symphonies is the most important. Those who treasure a mono version or a Mravinsky recording from an unknown source in their collection are now given the opportunity to compare their version with the present re-release. All others can congratulate themselves on possessing a milestone recording, a true work of reference, for no other Mravinskij sounds better than this one.
1.   Satz: Andante - Allegro Con anima
2.   Satz: Andante cantabile, con alcuna licenza
3.   Satz: Allegro moderato
4.   Satz: Finale: Andante maestoso - Allegro vivace
Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 4 person(s) rated this product.

It's like hearing it for the first time.

posted on 02/13/2009
5 Stars
Reviewer: Arturo Castaneda
I have the CD with Mravinskij conducting Tchaikovsky's fifth, but it does not compare to the full sound, presence and detail of the vinyl version. It is awsome!

Excellent Performance!

posted on 01/23/2008
5 Stars
Reviewer: Wade Rice
Unlike the previous reviewer, my copy is fine. There is a slight improvement in the soundstage in this reissue compared with my earlier Italian-issue box set of the last three Tchaikovsky Symphonies by Mravinsky.

There is an earlier mono DG studio recording of the last three Tchaikovsky Symphonies by Mravinsky and Leningrad PO that I would like to hear for comparison purposes. However, Mravinsky performed these pieces so many times in the studio and in concert, that most performances will certainly be considered authoritative.

Oops, scratchy

posted on 04/29/2007
5 Stars
Reviewer: Larry
Hi -- I never returned it, but this copy was scratchy so I never played it again.

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