1991

Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake

London Symphony Orchestra

The recording, made in Watford Town Hall, is first class in every way; full and vivid, nicely balanced with a fine concert-hall effect, and certainly spectacular in the climactic moments, which Tilson Thomas clearly relishes (and so do the brass and percussion, which are placed in convincing perspective). Without losing the rhythmic ballet feel, Tilson Thomas treats the score slightly more freely than the other conductors..., the ebb and flow of phrasing and tempo less determined by the demands of the theatre, more by the way he feels the music's natural flux.  

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Track listing:

Introduction. Moderato Assai – Allegro Ma Non Troppo – Tempo 1 3:20

Act 1

No. 1 Scene. Allegro Giusto 2:52
Valse. Tempo Di Valse 7:19
Scene. Allegro Moderato 3:45
No. 4 Pas De Trois: 1. Intrada. Allegro 2:18
No. 4 Pas De Trois: 2. Andante Sostenuto 2:39
No. 4 Pas De Trois: 3. Allegro Semplice – Presto 1:07
No. 4 Pas De Trois: 4. Moderato 1:16
No. 4 Pas De Trois: 5. Allegro 1:03
No. 4 Pas De Trois: 6. Coda. Allegro Vivace 1:38
No. 5 Pas De Deux: 1. Tempo di Valse Ma Non Troppo Vivo, Quasi Moderato 2:26
No. 5 Pas De Deux: 2. Andante – Allegro – Molto Piu Mosso 5:24
No. 5 Pas De Deux: 3. Tempo di Valse 1:27
No. 5 Pas De Deux: 4. Coda. Allegro Molto Vivace 1:55
No. 6 Pas D’Action. Andantino Quasi Moderato – Allegro 2:20
No. 7 Sujet 0:34
No. 8 Danse Des Coupes. Tempo Di Polacca 5:19
No. 9 Finale. Andante 2:55

Act 2 (Beginning)

No. 10 Scene. Moderato 3:12
No. 11 Scene. Allegro Moderato 5:21
No. 12 Scene. Allegro – Moderato Assai Quasi Andante 3:40
No. 13 Danses Des Cygnes. 1: Tempo Di Valse 2:29
No. 13 Danses Des Cygnes. 2: Moderato Assai – Molto Piu Mosso 1:37
No. 13 Danses Des Cygnes. 3: Danse Des Cygnes. Tempo Di Valse 1:45
No. 13 Danses Des Cygnes. 4: Allegro Moderato 1:28
No. 13 Danses Des Cygnes. 5: Pas D’Action. Andante – Allegro 7:20
Act 2 (Conclusion)
No. 13 Danses Des Cygnes. 6: Tout Le Mode Danse. Tempo Di Valse 1:37
No. 13 Danses Des Cygnes. 7: Coda. Allegro Vivo 1:43
No. 14 Scene. Moderato 3:14

Act 3

No. 15 Allegro Giusto 2:32
No. 16 Danse Du Corps de Ballet Et Des Nains. Moderato Assai – Allegro Vivo – Trio 2:25
No. 17 Scene. La Sortie Des Invites Et la Valse. Allegro – Tempo di Valse 8:04
No. 18 Scene. Allegro 1:34
No. 19 Pas De Six: 1. Pas de Six. Intrada. Moderato Assai 2:40
No. 19 Pas De Six: Variation 1. Allegro 1:19
No. 19 Pas De Six: Variation 2. Andante Con Moto 3:06
No. 19 Pas De Six: Variation 3. Moderato 0:41
No. 19 Pas De Six: Variation 4. Allegro 0:52
No. 19 Pas De Six: Variation 5. Moderato – Allegro Semplice 1:22
No. 19 Pas De Six: Coda. Allegro Molto 1:50
No. 20 Danse Hongroise. Czardas. Moderato Assai – Allegro Moderato – Vivace 3:10
Danse Russe. Moderato – Andante Semplice – Allegro Vivo 4:42
No. 21 Danse Espagnole. Allegro Non Troppo (Tempo Di Bolero) 2:39
No. 22 Danse Napolitaine. Allegro Moderato – Presto 2:09
No. 23 Mazurka. Tempo Di Mazurka 4:37
No. 24 Scene. Allegro – Valse – Allegro Vivo 3:22

Act 4

No. 25 Entr’acte. Moderato 1:42
No. 26 Scene. Allegro Non Troppo 1:48
No. 27 Danse Des Petits Cygnes. Moderato 5:12
No. 28 Scene. Allegro Agitato – Molto Meno Mosso – Allegro Vivace 2:58
No. 29 Scene Finale. Andante – Allegro Agitato – Alla Breve. Moderato E Maestoso 6:31

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