Tchaikovsky: Suite No.3 op.55 (complete)*; Romeo & Juliet; Capriccio Italien; Polonaise


Vladimir Jurowski*
Russian National Orch
Pavel Kogan
Moscow State Symphony

Catalogue Number: ALC 1442
Number of Discs: 1CD
Date/Runtime: DDD: 78:20 Moscow 1990/ 2004*
Barcode: 55055354414428


Suite No.3 in G, Op.55 [39:36]
[1] I. Elegie 10:23
[2] II. Valse melancolique 5:29
[3] III. Scherzo 4:20
[4] IV. Tema con variazioni 19:22
[5] Fantasy Overture: Romeo and Juliet 19:16
[6] Capriccio Italien, Op.45 14:34
[7] Polonaise (Eugene Onegin, Op.24) 4:32

“Here (Jurowski) offers performances that are near ideal, the electric tension giving the illusion of live music-making. We have had some impressive recordings from this orchestra in the past but this one is among the finest. Tchaikovsky’s Third Suite … Jurowski, maybe influenced by conducting opera and ballet, brings out the surging lyricism …’Elegie’ , the phrasing totally idiomatic. The rhythmic Waltz leads to a dazzling Scherzo, taken at a genuine presto, while the Variations have rarely seemed so attractive, with a thrilling build-up and conclusion. With exceptionally vivid sound, recorded by Dutch engineers in Moscow, this disc cannot be recommended too highly.” (Gramophone)

Additional information

Weight 120 g
Dimensions 12.2 × 13.5 × 2 cm