© 2012 London Philharmonic Orchestra Ltd
℗ 2012 London Philharmonic Orchestra Ltd
Recorded live at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, London.
Symphony No. 4 recorded 19 March 2011.
Producer: Tim Oldham, Floating Earth
Engineer: Mike Hatch, Floating Earth
Symphony No. 5 recorded 4 May 2011.
Producer: Andrew Walton, K&A Productions
Engineer: Andrew Lang, K&A Productions
Total playing time: 85.36
Released September 2012
CD: Jurowski / Tchaikovsky: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36
Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64
Vladimir Jurowski conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Pieter Schoeman leader
Throughout his life, Tchaikovsky was preoccupied with the idea of Fate, describing it as ‘that fatal power which prevents one from attaining the goal of happiness’. This dark force haunts both the Fourth and Fifth symphonies, which each juxtapose some of Tchaikovsky’s most beautiful and graceful melodies with music of intense power and dark despair. Principal Conductor Vladimir Jurowski continues his journey through the composer’s six symphonies, leading the London Philharmonic Orchestra in these live concert recordings.