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TCHAIKOVSKY, B.: Symphony No. 1 / The Murmuring Forest Suite / After the Ball Suite


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TCHAIKOVSKY, B.: Symphony No. 1 / The Murmuring Forest Suite / After the Ball Suite

At one time largely overlooked in the West, Boris Tchaikovsky is now becoming widely recognised as one of the most important Russian composers of our time. His First Symphony, written in 1947, made a profound impression on Shostakovich, but owing to Stalin’s campaign against dissident Soviet composers it was only premièred in 1962, fifteen years after it had been written. It appears here in its first recording. The Murmuring Forest is a dramatisation of a novel by Vladimir Korolenko (1853-1921) about a forest-dweller who lived at the mercy of a cruel despotic squire. Employing a rich orchestral palette, its score was thought lost for years until, thanks to the efforts of The Boris Tchaikovsky Society, it was rediscovered. After the Ball was likewise inspired by a literary work, a story by Tolstoy, which Tchaikovsky realised as a seven-part dance suite. It includes an especially beautiful Waltz that could have been written by the earlier (and unrelated) Tchaikovsky.

Tchaikovsky, Boris

  Symphony No. 1
1.   I. Moderato 00:10:17
2.   II. Allegro marcato 00:05:54
3.   III. Largo 00:07:50
4.   IV. Allegretto 00:08:16
  The Murmuring Forest Suite
5.   I. Moderato 00:03:09
6.   II. Moderato 00:01:35
7.   III. Allegro 00:02:19
8.   IV. Molto vivace 00:02:03
9.   V. Andante 00:04:20
  After the Ball Suite
10.   I. Introduction 00:01:57
11.   II. Waltz 00:01:51
12.   III. Reminiscence 00:02:32
13.   IV. Mazurka 00:03:12
14.   V. At Home 00:02:02
15.   VI. March (Execution) 00:04:17
16.   VII. Conclusion 00:01:03

Total Playing Time: 01:02:37

Tchaikovsky, Boris

Ershov, Kirill; Serov, Edward

Saratov Conservatory Symphony Orchestra; Volgograd Philharmonic Orchestra

Angert, Lolita

Label: Naxos

Genre: Orchestral

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.570195

Barcode: 0747313019571

Physical Release: 01/2007

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