TCHAIKOVSKY Ballet Suites / Karajan


Ballet Suites:
Swan Lake
The Sleeping Beauty
The Nutcracker
Wiener Philharmoniker
Herbert von Karajan
Int. Release 03 Feb. 2014
1 Blu-ray Audio
High Fidelity Pure Audio


Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
Swan Lake (Suite), Op.20a, TH 219

Wiener Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Josef Sivo, Emanuel Brabec, Wiener Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
Nutcracker Suite, Op.71a, TH.35

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
The Sleeping Beauty, Suite, Op.66a, TH.234

Wiener Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

총 재생시간 1:08:31

The Karajan suites from the three great Tchaikovsky ballets have long been a standard recording and an absolute must for any classical collection worth its salt . . . Karajan adds a degree of anticipatory breathlessness that puts these readings in a class all by themselves. The sound has never been better -- though even the Decca CDs were quite high level in this regard -- and this is one release that simply begs to be acquired.

Karajan's performances in these Decca recordings are very dramatic, sharply pointed rhythmically, and more symphonic than balletic . . . The sound is, not surprisingly, big and dramatic with a wide, deep soundstage and plenty of wide open airiness . . . this is an excellent coupling with good sound and highly dramatic, symphonic interpretations.