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Tchaikovsky: Symphonies 5,6 Tone Poems
Paul van Kempen / Concertgebouw Orchestra

Tchaikovsky: Symphonies 5,6 Tone Poems

CD | Australian Eloquence | 0028948085361 | ELQ 4808536 | 02-14

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Between January and December 1951 Dutch conductor Paul van Kempen recorded a series of major Tchaikovsky works with the Concertgebouw Orchestra. The performances are at once fiery and incandescent – a kind of meaningful sound and fury – and have long been out of the catalogue. But even when they were issued they divided critical opinion, some seeing the recordings as revelatory, others as hysterical. Van Kempen’s Tchaikovsky recordings are clearly those of a man who was not only a spiritual descendent of the Great Romantic conductors of the past, but was also a fiery, audacious and temperamental musician with a number of deeply personal things to say. Born in 1893, Van Kempen joined the first-violin section of the Concertgebouw when he was 17.

His recordings of the fifth and sixth symphonies of Tchaikovsky have long been prized among collectors. Here then are all of Van Kempen’s Tchaikovsky performances with the Concertgebouw collected on a 2CD set.

‘This recording of Capriccio Italien is arguably the very best performance ever recorded … this recording takes the sweepstakes.’ MusicWeb International
 

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Wiederveröffentlichung historisch wertvoller Tondokumente mit Paul van Kempen.

Zwischen Januar und Dezember 1951 nahm der niederländische Dirigent Paul van Kempen eine Reihe bedeutender Werke von Peter Tschaikowsky auf. Die Einspielungen mit dem Concertgebouw Orchestra wurden zu glühenden und feurigen Interpretationen, die die Zuhörerwelt in zustimmende und ablehnende Haltungen spalteten.
Über viele Jahre waren die klanglich und musikalisch mitreißenden Aufnahmen nicht erhältlich.
 

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