Composer: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
Performer: Lisa Batiashvili – violin (on tracks 05-11), Yannick Nézet-Séguin – piano (on tracks 05-11)
Orchestra: Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin,
Number of Discs: 1 CD
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Bit Depth: 24bit / 96kHz
Number of channels: 2.0
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
Size: 1.06 GB
Scan: yes (Sleeve, Digital Booklet)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
Symphony No.6 In B Minor, Op.74 “Pathétique”
01. 1. Adagio – Allegro non troppo (18:33)
02. 2. Allegro con grazia (7:40)
03. 3. Allegro molto vivace (8:10)
04. 4. Finale: Adagio lamentoso – Andante (10:24)
05. No.1 (3:43)
06. No.2 (2:37)
07. No.5 (2:24)
08. No.6 (3:12)
Romances, Op. 73
09. No.2 (3:32)
10. No.4 (1:44)
11. No.6 (2:33)
Only the Best
The dynamic young French-Canadian conductor records the symphony that has played a central role in his remarkable career. Yannick Nézet-Séguin first heard it live in Montreal at the age of eight. It was the work he chose for his debut with both the Orchestre Métropolitain du Grand Montréal and the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Conducting this quintessentially Russian music with the Rotterdam Philharmonic acknowledges his predecessor on the podium, Valery Gergiev, as well as showcasing the depth and refinement of the Dutch orchestra’s rich textures.
Yannick Nézet-Séguin admires Tchaikovsky not just as a composer of heart-breaking melodies but also as a master symphonist. “The point for me is this work’s pervasive lust for life, and the lack of faith in humanity which is the implicit message of the end.”
The symphony is accompanied by two sets of Tchaikovsky’s songs, in arrangements for piano and violin. Yannick Nézet-Séguin at the piano is joined by star violinist Lisa Batiashvili, whose understanding of the original Russian texts colours her interpretation.
At just 37, Yannick Nézet-Séguin is a driving force on the international music scene. He has conducted operas at The Metropolitan, Covent Garden and the Salzburg Festival and concerts with many of the world’s leading orchestras. Music Director of the Rotterdam Philharmonic and the Philadelphia Orchestra, he signed a long-term recording contract with Deutsche Grammophon in June 2012.
Recordings: Rotterdam, De Doelen, Grote Zaal, 8/2012 (Symphony);
Hilversum, Muziekcentrum van de Omroep (MCO) Studio 5, 11/2012 (Romances)