Peter Tchaikovsky
The Seasons
Four Entra'actes from Hamlet

Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra
Leonid Grin, conductor



Booklet with liner notes in English, German, French and Finnish


April 1992

Catalogue No.:
ODE 782-2


Track listing

CD 70:45
Peter Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
The Seasons, Op. 37b (orch. Alexander Gauk) 47:21
1 I. January: At the Fireside 5:33
2 II. February: Carnival 2:45
3 III. March: Song of the Lark 2:58
4 IV. April: Snowdrop 2:49
5 V. May: Starlit Nights 4:23
6 VI. June: Barcarolle 5:42
7 VII. July: Song of the Reapers 1:48
8 VIII. August: Harvest 4:18
9 IX. September: Hunting 3:00
10 X. October: Autumn Song 5:29
11 XI. November: Troika 3:13
12 XII. December: Christmas 4:36
Hamlet, Op. 67a 23:14
13 V. Act II: Entr'acte 2:31
14 VII. Act III: Entr'acte 3:47
15 IX. Act IV: Entr'acte (Élégie) 10:11
16 XIV. Act V: Marche funèbre 6:23

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Press review

(...) the best (and best-sounding) orchestral version of The Months I've ever heard.
Donald Vroon, American Record Guide, November/December 1992

Complete description

This CD features orchestral works by Peter Tchaikovsky, performed by the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Leonid Grin, chief conductor of the ensemble from 1990-94. The orchestral arrangement by Alexander Gauk (1893-1963) of the famous piano cycle The Seasons is coupled with four excerpts from the incidental music to Hamlet.