Symphony No.1 in G minor, Op.13
"Winter Daydreams"

  1. 1) – Allegro tranquillo

    13.19

  2. 2) Land of desolation, land of mists – Adagio cantabile ma non tanto

    11.43

  3. 3) Scherzo – Allegro scherzando giocoso

    7.23

  4. 4) Finale – Andante lugubre - Allegro moderato - Allegro maestoso – Andante lugubre - Allegro vivo

    13.14

Marche Slave (Slavonic March), Op. 31 (1876)

  1. 5) Slavonic March

    9.15

Symphony No.2 in C minor, Op.17
"Little Russian"

  1. 1) Andante sostenuto-Allegro vivo

    10.56

  2. 2) Andantino marziale, quasi moderato

    6.20

  3. 3) Scherzo – Allegro molto vivace

    5.12

  4. 4) Finale – Moderato assai-Allegro vivo

    9.19

Tchaikovsky - Symphony No.2 in C minor (original 1st movement)

  1. 5) Andante sostenuto-Allegro commodo

    16.04

Symphony No.3 in D major, Op.29

  1. 1) (Tempo di marcia funebre)-Allegro brillantentroduzione e Allegro – Moderato assai

    13.58

  2. 2) Alla tedesca – Allegro moderato e semplice

    6.25

  3. 3) Andante – Andante elegiac

    10.55

  4. 4) Scherzo – Allegro vivo

    5.45

  5. 5) Finale – Allegro con fuoco (tempo di Polacca)-Presto

    8.55

Coronation March (1883)

  1. 6) Coronation March

    5.46

Symphony No.4 in F minor, Op.36

  1. 1) Andante sostenuto – Moderato con anima

    17.42

  2. 2) Andantino in modo di canzone

    8.55

  3. 3) Scherzo – Pizzicato ostinato : Allegro

    5.21

  4. 4) Finale : Allegro con fuoco

    8.33

Romeo and Juliet

  1. 5) Overture – Fantasia

    19.46

Symphony No.5 in E minor, Op.64

  1. 1) Andante – Allegro con anima

    14.48

  2. 2) Andante cantabile, con alcuna licenza

    13.55

  3. 3) Valse : Allegro moderato

    5.43

  4. 4) Finale : Andante maestoso – Allegro vivace

    12.22

Francesca da Rimini, Op.32

  1. 5) Fantasy for orchestra after Dante

    24.30

Symphony No.6 in B minor, Op.74
"Pathétique"

  1. 1) Adagio – Allegro non troppo

    19.09

  2. 2) Allegro con grazia

    7.32

  3. 3) Allegro molto vivace

    8.15

  4. 4) Finale : Adagio lamentoso

    11.23

Capriccio Italien Op. 45 (1880)

  1. 5) Capriccio Italien

    15.53

Manfred Symphony, Op. 58

  1. 1) Lento lugubre - Moderato con moto - Andante

    17.27

  2. 2) Vivace con spirito

    9.57

  3. 3) Andante con moto

    11.24

  4. 4) Allegro con fuoco

    20.21

CD information

'Tchaikovsky defined the symphony as being “the most lyrical of musical forms. After all, is it not meant to express that for which there are no words, but which forces itself out of the soul, impatiently waiting to be uttered?” With these words, the composer makes us aware of the special nature of his symphonies. They primarily provided him with a musical outlet for the expression and elaboration of his emotions, his mental and spiritual processes.' - Franz Steiger

Between February 2011 and March 2014, PENTATONE released a highly acclaimed cycle of recordings of the complete symphonies by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, as well as the Marche Slave, the Festival Coronation March, Romeo and Juliet, Francesca da Rimini, Capriccio Italien and the Manfred Symphony. All recordings are performed by the world class Russian National Orchestra under the direction of Mikhail Pletnev. This majestic cycle, with Symphony No. 5 selected as CD of the Month by BBC Music Magazine, is now presented in a magnificent 7 SACD box set. A wonderfully complete collection to fully enjoy the unsurpassed lyrical mastery of Tchaikovsky in optimal sound quality.