Discover powerful and moving music by Tchaikovsky in this all-new release from Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony. With the heroic Symphony No. 5 and the passionate Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy-Overture—featuring one of the best-known love themes ever written—this thrilling, live recording is the perfect addition to any music collection.
Michael Tilson Thomas’ approach here is gentler and more lyrical than most, emphasizing the beauty and elegance of the score. It’s one of the longest recorded performances, but the seemingly slower tempos have a pulse and tension that work within the interpretation.
- Roy C. Dicks, The News & Observer
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Opus 64 50:33
I. Andante – Allegro con anima 16:09
II. Andante cantabile, con alcuna licenza 14:40
III. Valse: Allegro moderato 6:20
IV. Finale: Andante maestoso – Molto meno messo 13:24
Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy-Overture 20:25
Total Playing Time: 1:10:58
All works recorded live in PCM 192 kHz/24-bit audio September 3-6, 2014, and September 18-21, 2014, at Davies Symphony Hall — a venue of the San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center, City and County of San Francisco.