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Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 Pathetique [Hybrid SACD]

Pierre Monteux Audio CD
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great! Oct. 11 2011
By Cseke
Format:Audio CD
Great sound, great buy, shipping was very fast and came in perfect condition, well worth it and highly recommended. Thank you!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Monteux's Magnificent Pathetique is Back! Feb. 25 2005
By Michael B. Richman - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Finally Pierre Monteux and the Boston Symphony Orchestra's magnificent 1955 golden age stereo performance of Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6 receives its rightful reissue. For too long RCA/BMG has placed the spotlight on the Reiner, Ormandy and Munch accounts of this work, making them the "Pathetique" representatives of choice for earlier "Living Stereo," "Basic 100" and other budget-line series respectively. In all fairness, all three are quite good, and this Monteux 6th has been available on CD previously, with the composer's 4th and 5th Symphonies on a two-disc set in the now out-of-print "Monteux Edition" volumes. But here, the first recording Monteux made in Boston gets the star treatment it deserves for its 50th Anniversary. I've only picked up a few of these new "Living Stereo" SACD Hybrids, but even on my decent stereo system (HK amp, Denon CD, Bose & Klipsch Spks) I can really tell a difference in sound separation and clarity. And last but certainly not least, thank you BMG for making these Hybrids so affordable!
10 of 15 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Defective ! SACDF layer another genre and artist Aug. 15 2009
By G. Feder - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
The cd version is excelent, the SACD version is pop world music !
They should give us a refund but there's no way to contact them.
They should fire the person on charge of quality assurance.
5.0 out of 5 stars Deeply moving, intense reading in superb sound Feb. 26 2014
By spaceneedleboy - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Pierre Monteux' s1955 reading of Tchaikovsky's Sixth Symphony is deeply personal, intense, and eloquent. In this reading, the Boston Symphony responds to Monteux's sense of the music's architecture with great polish and suaveness. The rendition of the third movement march is among the very, very best renditions I've ever heard - it may well have you leaping out of your chair.

I realize that many folks have criticized this recording, because at points Monteux adopts very slow tempos, although not to the degree of Leonard Bernstein's highly-applauded 1987 New York Philharmonic reading.

In the late 1970s, I cherished this reading from a relatively smooth-sounding 1975-vintage RCA Gold Seal vinyl LP release. I understand that there are numerous other compelling recorded versions of this piece. Among my personal favorite recordings of Tchaikovsky's Opus 74 - and I might be more open to diverse interpretations of this Tchaikovsky work than other music connoisseurs:

Wilhelm Furtwangler's 1938 Berlin Philharmonic performance - for me perhaps the gold standard for devastating intensity;

Eugene Ormandy's 1960 reading (for CBS) and 1968 reading (for RCA) - somewhat different from each other, but I find his sense of the music's architecture very convincing and noble - the CBS reading slightly edges out the RCA but in my view both are compelling;

Mravinsky's 1956 mono reading and 1961 stereo reading with the Leningrad Philharmonic - in my view, the 1956 mono slightly edges out the 1961 stereo, this is a blisteringly intense performance.

I'd give honorable mention to Karajan 1976 and Bernstein 1987 as highly worthwhile listening.

All of us will have opinions on how this composition should be performed and interpreted, but IMHO the Monteux/Boston reading is exceptionally worthwhile on its own merits. As an overall performance, I would place it just slightly behind my first three recommended readings.

As for the audio quality, I have only listened to the Red Book CD layer using a conventional two-channel CD player. I was blown away with the quality of Soundmirror's DSD transfer from the 1955 original master tapes. The dynamic range is very, very close to the best, something which is apparent when one hears the Boston Symphony's brass section deliver a true mezzo-forte blast in the third movement. There is plenty of hall ambience from Boston's Symphony Hall.

Up until I sold them off about four years ago, I had a few of the early RCA stereo recordings on their "Stereo Orthophonic" 2-track reel-to-reel releases (though I did not own this specific title on 2-track reel-to-reel). Even played on a conventional CD player, this hybrid SACD comes astonishingly close to capturing the richness and visceral dynamic impact of those ancient open-reel tapes.

My only real gripe about this hybrid SACD release is that there are no additional Monteux/Boston Symphony selections to fully fill out this disc.

In summary, this is a highly worthwhile release both in terms of a compelling (if slightly individual) performance and excellent 1955 early-stereophonic sound quality.
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great remastered recording by a great conductor June 8 2010
By Raul Vasquez - Published on Amazon.com
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I don't know what the other reviewers are listening to, but the SACD of Monteux's recording of the Symphony No. 6 sounds superb considering it's over fifty years old. Monteux's interpretation is fine, although some may find it lacking in passion and melancholy. If listeners wish for a fierier Pathetique, I would suggest they listen to Sir George Solti with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra or even track down a rare 1957 recording of Mitropoulos with the New York Philharmonic.
8 of 14 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars What??? April 26 2010
By Federico Bossert - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I own a good number of BMG-Classic sacd, and I love what their engineers did to these old RCA recordings, so I was looking forward to listen to this gem. Now, today I finally got to play it only to find out that, instead of Tchaikovsky, the disc contains something called "Rite Time" by some band called "Can" -a kind of reggae. Not quite Tchaikovsky, at least for my tastes. Please note that the disc itself (not only the box) is labeled as Tchaikovsky's. Well... I only hope Sony people (they bought BMG) are decent enough and agree to send me a well-recorded disc in replace.
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