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Content
Peter Tchaikovsky
Symphony No. 5
The Seasons (January-June)

Artists

Genres
Instrumental
Orchestral

Features
1 Hybrid SACD (SACD Surround 5.0 / SACD Stereo / CD Stereo - playable on all SACD and CD players); booklet with liner notes in English, French and German; luxurious slipcase

Format:
CD / SACD

Released:
April 2006

Catalogue No.:
ODE 1076-5

EAN/UPC Code:
0761195107652

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Track listing

Disc
76:04
Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64
50:38
1
I. Andante - Allegro con anima
16:21

2
II. Andante cantabile, con alcuna licenza
15:37

3
III. Valse: Allegro moderato
6:01

4
IV. Finale: Andante maestoso - Allegro vivace
12:31


The Seasons, Op. 37b
25:21
5
I. January: At the Fireside
5:25

6
II. February: Carnival
2:46

7
III. March: Song of the Lark
2:43

8
IV. April: Snowdrop
4:02

9
V. May: Starlight Nights
4:27

10
VI. June: Barcarolle
5:59



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Press review

Flawless (...) excellent recording technique (...) impeccable technical precision (...) Eschenbach's recording of the Fifth undoubtedly numbers among the upper third (...) These Seasons can be regarded as a reference recording.
Daniel Krause, klassik.com, April 20, 2007

There's a pleasant expansiveness to the sound and a solid foundation to the orchestral sonority. We get excellent depth and plenty of atmosphere. (...) In the second movement, we hear that the Philadelphia's strings remain one of its glories.
The Absolute Sound, August 2006

A lyrical alternative to the earthy and pithy Russian tradition.
Attila Csampai, Fono Forum, July 2006

His (piano) touch is magical, with a natural feel for the flexible phrasing that the music calls out for.
Edward Greenfield, Gramophone, May 2006

The SACD sonics are so clear and wide-ranging and the ensemble balance is so natural that the orchestra occupies a space seemingly independent of any electronic equipment. (...) Eschenbach makes full use of his orchestra's legendary tonal richness and instrumental color-qualities tailor-made for Tchaikovsky's scoring.
Victor Carr Jr, ClassicsToday.com, April 2006, Artistic Quality 9 / Sound Quality 10

Complete description

The legend lives on as never before... - Ondine's second recording in the acclaimed partnership with The Philadelphia Orchestra combines Tchaikovsky's famous Fifth Symphony with a special bonus, the first half of the piano cycle The Seasons. The latter is Christoph Eschenbach's first extensive solo piano recording in nearly thirty years. Before turning to conducting in the 1970s, Christoph Eschenbach had earned a distinguished reputation as the foremost pianist to emerge from post-war Germany, making his United States concert debut in 1969, with his mentor George Szell and the Cleveland Orchestra.

The finest SACD recording technology highlights the unique spirit of a live performance of the legendary Orchestra, as well as of its world-renowned “Philadelphia Sound”.

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