Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 6 / Dvorak - Rusalka Fantasy on Hybrid Multichannel SACD f
Newest Release in Reference Recordings' Highly Acclaimed Pittsburgh Live Series!
This release is the fifth in the highly acclaimed Pittsburgh Live! series of multi-channel hybrid SACD offerings on the FRESH! series from Reference Recordings. Each has received dozens of critical accolades. Dvořák/Janáček and Bruckner 4 have each received Grammy nominations for Best Orchestral Performance.
This time they offer to you a brilliant new interpretation of Tchaikovsky's final symphony, a work of great originality and power, in superb audiophile sound. Tchaikovsky said of his Symphony No. 6: "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." The program also includes the world premiere of the Rusalka Fantasy, an orchestral suite drawn from Dvořák's opera by Manfred Honeck and arranger Tomás˘ Ille.
The comprehensive notes by Honeck offer an in-depth look into the composer's soul, and a fascinating look at the mind and decisions of a great conductor: "It is undoubtedly clear that Tchaikovsky truly put all of his soul into this unique masterpiece. I dare to say that in a way, Tchaikovsky experienced his own death through the music. One can be sure that only somebody who is deeply empathetic about both life and death can be capable of creating such an atmosphere and I am deeply grateful for the great musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra who went with me on this journey, requiring the utmost technical perfection to reach such a level of expression."
Pyotr Illyich Tchaikovsky, composer
Antonín Dvořák, composer
Manfred Honeck, Music Director
Tomás˘ Ille, arranger
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
• Hybrid Multichannel SACD from Reference Recordings
• SACD 5.1 Multi-Channel layer
• SACD Stereo SACD layer
• Stereo CD layer