Tchaikovsky: Symphonies 4, 5 & 6 (DVD)

Deutsche Grammophon
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Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

• The Symphonies were recorded live with a special recording concept by Herbert von Karajan, and he did not only direct the filming, but also closely followed the editing and mastering of the symphonies


• Karajan’s mid-1970s Tchaikovsky interpretations are regarded as his finest in a career of performing the Russian composer’s last three symphonies. Unitel’s films from this period documented the maestro with his great Berlin orchestra on 35mm colour film and in stereo


• “Others have gotten more sadness out of Tchaikovsky… but not more virility and controlled intense beauty than Karajan in the Unitel films” (New York Times)


• The Symphony No. 4 was recorded live at the Berlin Philharmonie in 1974 conducted by Karajan


• First release on DVD


• In 5.1 DTS Surround Sound


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Symphony No.4 in F minor, Op.36


2. I. Andante sostenuto - Moderato con anima - Moderato assai, quasi Andante - Allegro vivo 18:13
3. II. Andantino in modo di canzone 9:30
4. III. Scherzo. Pizzicato ostinato - Allegro 5:39
5. IV. Finale (Allegro con fuoco) 8:22


Symphony No.5 In E Minor, Op.64


7. I. Andante - Allegro con anima 15:08
8. II. Andante cantabile, con alcuna licenza - Moderato con anima 13:24
9. III. Valse (Allegro moderato) 6:23
10. IV. Finale (Andante maestoso - Allegro vivace) 12:07


Symphony No.6 In B Minor, Op.74 -"Pathétique"


12. I. Adagio - Allegro non troppo 17:32
13. II. Allegro con grazia 8:52
14. III. Allegro molto vivace 8:23
15. IV. Finale: Adagio lamentoso - Andante 9:45


Berliner Philharmoniker,
Herbert von Karajan


Total Playing Time 2:13:18