Of his Symphony No. 6, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky wrote, "But I absolutely consider it to be the best, and in particular, the most sincere of all my creations. I love it as I have never loved any of my other musical offspring." Tchaikovskys Symphony No. 6 was the composers final completed symphony. He led the premiere performance in October of 1893, only nine days before his death.
This release also includes the world premiere recording of the Rusalka Fantasy. This orchestral suite is taken from Dvoraks opera by Manfred Honeck and Tomas Ille. Performing these works is the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, which has a long and rich history of touting the worlds finest musicians and conductors.
This is the fifth release in the well-received Pittsburgh Live! series.
"Good barely covers it. All eight of the releases that the Pittsburgh forces have brought out on Reference Recordings, with the aid of microphone whizzes from Soundmirror, come with the highest of recommendations. Four have received nominations for the Grammy for best orchestral performance. One, of Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5 and Barber's Adagio for Strings, won in 2018. " - David Allen, The New York Times
• Super Audio CD
• SACD 5.1 Multi-Channel SACD Layer
• SACD Stereo SACD Layer
• This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Manfred Honeck, conductor
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 "Pathetique"
1. Adagio - Allegro Non Troppo
2. Allegro Con Grazia
3. Allegro Molto Vivace
4. Finale: Adagio Lamentoso - Andante
Antonin Dvorak (1841 - 1904)
5. Rusalka Fantasy (arr. Honeck/Ille)
Total playing time, 67:03