Tchaikovsky - Symphony no.5 (Vinyl LP) | Warner 9029531718

Tchaikovsky - Symphony no.5 (Vinyl LP)

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Label: Warner

Cat No: 9029531718

Format: LP

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 27th March 2020

Contents

Artists

Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano

Conductor

Guido Cantelli

Works

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Symphony no.5 in E minor, op.64

Artists

Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano

Conductor

Guido Cantelli

About

The very first 12Ē Long Play record issued by The Gramophone Company (EMI) on His Masterís Voice (ALP 1001) in October 1952 Ė previously issued on 78rpm in 1951.

27 April 2020 marks Guido Cantelliís centenary. Arturo Toscanini dicovered him during a 1948 rehearsal at La Scala and invited him to conduct the NBC Symphony in New York in January 1949. Widely considered as Toscaniniís heir, the very demanding Cantelli was invited by most pretigious orchestras in the world including New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, La Scala, Philharmonia Orchestra... He tragically died in a plane crash on 24 November 1956 at the age of 36 just after having been named artistic director of La Scala.

Cantelliís live performances of Tchaikovskyís Fifth Symphony created a particular stir at their time. He took advantage of a London tour of the La Scala Orchestra in September 1950 to make this recording. This version is now quite iconic and representative of Cantelliís legacy. It has been remastered in HD from original tapes.

Recorded 23 & 26.IX.1950, No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, London
MONO recording
Producer: David Bicknell
Balance engineer: Robert Beckett

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