Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 & Romeo and Juliet Overture
Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Daniel Barenboim
Open iTunes to preview, buy, and download music.
||Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36: I. Andante sostenuto - Moderato con anima||Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Daniel Barenboim||18:58||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36: II. Andantino in modo di canzona||Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Daniel Barenboim||9:12||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36: III. Scherzo - Pizzicato ostinato||Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Daniel Barenboim||5:50||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36: IV. Finale - Allegro con fuoco||Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Daniel Barenboim||9:06||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Romeo and Juliet Overture||Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Daniel Barenboim||19:21||Album Only||View in iTunes|
Incredible pieces of music.
Once again, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra out-do themselves. (I stress again) In my opinion, this is one Tchaikovsky's greatest works. The Finale to his symphony No. 4 is outstanding and far surpassed what I had thought it to be. If you don't feel like paying $10 for his album, at least pay one dollar for his Finale. You will not regret it.
Great 1st Movement
This sounds to be like an exceptional recording, BUT, in my opinion this recording of Tchaikovsky's Sym. 4 doesn't even come close to what Herbert von Karajan has done with the Berlin Philharmonic. He truely understands what heights Tchaikovsky's bombast and eccentricity are capable of reaching. Give Karajan and the Berliner Philharmoniker a good listen. I promise he won't disappoint.
Almost great. Two things keep it from being great: sound quality (good but could use a little more reverberation for a more powerful effect) and not quite the best interpretation, in my opinion. Also, you can buy this album for $4.95 on the Amazon MP3 store.
Formed: 1891 in Chicago, IL