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TCHAIKOVSKY, P.I.: Pique Dame (Glyndebourne, 1992) (PAL)


TCHAIKOVSKY, P.I.: Pique Dame (Glyndebourne, 1992) (PAL)

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Pique Dame / From the Glyndebourne Festival Opera 1992

Tchaikovsky is regarded as Russia's great symphonist. In his music he succeeded in creating a synthesis between the national musical language of Russia and the compositional forms and techniques of western European romanticism. His works are distinguished by rich melodic passages, parts of which are full of the deepest melancholy, interspersed with cheerful, dance-like, sections drawn from Russian folk music. His great operas Eugene Onegin and Pique Dame reveal a fascinating artistry that uses expressive, highly dramatic characters and scenes. Pique Dame was written quickly, in the spring of 1890 in Florence, and its first performance took place the same year at the Marinsky theatre in St. Petersburg. The production recorded here received the highest acclaim for its outstanding interpretation at the 1992 Glyndebourne Festival. The London Philharmonic under Andrew Davis accompanied a cast which included Sergei Leiferkus (Count Tomsky) and Dimitri Kharitonov (Prince Jeletzky).

Opera in three acts, sung in Russian
Original stage production, based on the novel by Alexander Pushkin
Libretto: Modest Tchaikovsky
The London Philharmonic Orchestra, Conductor: Andrew Davis
The Glyndebourne Chorus, Chorus Master: David Angus
Stage Director: Graham Vick
Cast: Yuri Marusin, Nancy Gustafson, Felicity Palmer, Sergei Leiferkus, Dimitri Kharitonov

Running Time: 170 min
Recording Date: 1992
Menu languages: GB, D, F, SP
Subtitle Languages: GB, D, F, SP
Picture Format: 4:3
Sound Format: PCM Stereo
Region Code: 2, 5
Sel. No. 100 272 PAL
price code: 154

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Glyndebourne Festival Chorus

Label: Arthaus Musik

Genre: Opera

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 100272

Barcode: 4006680102726

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Physical Release: 01/2002

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