LPO – 0109
Made in Lithuania
1 Audio CD
© 2018 London Philharmonic Orchestra Ltd
℗ 2017 London Philharmonic Orchestra Ltd

Recorded live at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall, London, on 7 December 2016 (tracks 1-4) and 5 March 2016 (tracks 5-9).

Producer: Andrew Walton, K&A Productions
Engineer: Deborah Spanton, K&A Productions

Total playing time: 77:03
Released: October 2018

CD: Tchaikovsky Symphonies Nos. 2 and 3

LPO conducted by Vladimir Jurowski

Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Op. 17, 'Little Russian'
Symphony No. 3 in D, Op. 29, 'Polish'

Vladimir Jurowski conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Pieter Schoeman leader

These early symphonies, conducted by Principal Conductor Vladimir Jurowski, showcase youthful Tchaikovsky at his best. The Second, 'Little Russian', is full of bright, dancing Ukranian folk melodies which build to a joyous final celebration bursting with life. The Third Symphony, nicknamed for its finale in the style of a 'polonaise', takes German and Polish musical styles and transforms them into a truly Russian symphony; one that hints at Tchaikovsky's later balletic works.

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'Vladimir Jurowksi is really the perfect advocate for this kind of music. These are live recordings, and they’re really perfectionist in every detail and they have this sheen of a historically-informed performance'
BBC Radio 3 Record Review, 17 November 2018.

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