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Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto - Piano Concerto No.1

Christian Tetzlaff, Nikolai Lugansky, Russian National Orchestra, Kent Nagano

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Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35  
I. Allegro moderato
Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky; Christian Tetzlaff; Russian National Orchestra; Kent Nagano
II. Canzonetta. Andante
Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky; Christian Tetzlaff; Russian National Orchestra; Kent Nagano
III. Finale. Allegro vivacissimo
Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky; Christian Tetzlaff; Russian National Orchestra; Kent Nagano
Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 23  
I. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso - Allegro con spirito
Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky; Nikolai Lugansky; Russian National Orchestra; Kent Nagano
II. Andantino simplice – Prestissimo – Tempo
Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky; Nikolai Lugansky; Russian National Orchestra; Kent Nagano
III. Allegro con fuoco
Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky; Nikolai Lugansky; Russian National Orchestra; Kent Nagano
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Total Playing Time    67:33
"... a winner ... the sound is absolutely first-rate ... the sonic picture is bold and big, with solo instruments perfectly balanced against the orchestra ..."
- ClassicalCDReview.com

"Four Stars. Alternately spitfire and grand readings of two Tchaikovsky staples ... Tetzaff and Nagano make plenty of musical sparks ..."
- Audiophile Audition

"... very fine performances, realistically recorded ... there's a sense of ease and geniality about the performance that I like very much ... Nagano and the Russian National Orchestra accompany with enthusiasm and sensitivity."
- ClassicsToday.com

"Editor's Choice ... stimulating versions of two favourite concertos, which take a fresh interpretative approach ... the recording has the orchestra placed naturally within a warm concert hall acoustic ... the balance with the soloist in the Violin Concerto is admirable; in the companion concerto the piano is much more forward, right in front of the listener, very real and tangible ... a fascinating coupling, well worth exploring."
- Gramophone

German violinist Christian Tetzlaff and Russian pianist Nikolai Lugansky are the featured soloists on these two very popular Tchaikovsky concertos, performed by the Russian National Orchestra under Kent Nagano. This 2003 release has been highly praised for its sound quality, typical of all PentaTone recordings.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM and 2.8224 MHz / 1-bit DSD – PentaTone Studio Masters

Recorded February 2003 at the Concert Hall of the Moscow Conservatory
Recording Producer: Wilhelm Hellweg
Executive Producer: Job Maarse
Balance Engineer: Erdo Groot
Recording Engineer: Roger de Schot
Editing: Alfredo Lasheras, Holger Busse, Sebastian Stein, Carl Schuurbiers

Recording facility: Polyhymnia International BV
Microphones: Neumann KM 130, DPA 4006 &DPA 4011 with Polyhymnia microphone buffer electronics.
Microphone pre-amps: Custom build by Polyhymnia International BV and outputs directly connected to Meitner DSD AD converter.
DSD recording, editing and mixing: Pyramix Virtual Studio by Merging Technologies
Monitored on B&W Nautilus loudspeakers.
Microphone, interconnect and loudspeaker cables by van den Hul.

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