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Heartfelt Buoyancy

Tchaikovsky, known
and unknown -
heard by
GERALD FENECH

'... a wondrous sense of joy ...'

Tchaikovsky: The Tempest; Piano Concerto No 1 - Joyce Yang, Odense Symphony Orchestra / Alexander Lazarev . © 2014 Bridge Records Inc

Contrary to most Tchaikovsky recordings, this enterprising CD couples one of the most performed works by the composer with one of the least executed. The Tempest, Op 18, was the second Shakespeare-inspired project after the 1869-70 overture Romeo and Juliet. The latter has always been one of the best-loved works in the Tchaikovsky canon, but The Tempest remains strangely neglected, though in truth, it was never subjected to the revisions that Romeo and Juliet underwent...

Copyright © 4 April 2014 Gerald Fenech,
Gzira, Malta

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TCHAIKOVSKY: THE TEMPEST; PIANO CONCERTO NO 1

PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY

SHAKESPEARE

DENMARK

RUSSIA

SOUTH KOREA

ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

PIANO MUSIC

BRIDGE RECORDS INC

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