A collection of all of Tchaikovsky’s symphonies and ballet suites from the rich archives of Deutsche Grammophon. All the performances have been justifiably critically appraised. This volume includes First, Second and Fourth Symphonies, the latter two with Abbado, and the First in Michael Tilson Thomas’s suave, fairy-lights recording with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. ‘Michael Tilson Thomas’s way with it yields a performance of grace and elegance, and the orchestra follows his lead with verve and finesse’ wrote Michael Steinberg for the recording’s first CD reissue on Deutsche Grammophon’s venerated ‘Originals’ series.
Symphony No. 1 in G minor, Op. 13 'Winter Daydreams'
Boston Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas
The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a
Berliner Philharmoniker, Ferdinand Leitner
Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Op. 17 'Little Russian'
New Philharmonia Orchestra, Claudio Abbado
Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36
Wiener Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado