Tchaikovsky & Shostakovich for strings

Tchaikovsky & Shostakovich for strings

Tchaikovsky & Shostakovich for strings
Label(s)
Genre(s)
Classical
Code
CKD 472
Inlay available for download
Booklet available for download
  • Serenade for strings, Op. 48: Pezzo in forma di sonatina. Andante non troppo - Allegro moderato
    Composer(s) Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    Artist(s) Jonathan Morton Scottish Ensemble

    Serenade for strings, Op. 48: Pezzo in forma di sonatina. Andante non troppo - Allegro moderato

    08:42
    $4.80
  • Serenade for strings, Op. 48: Valse. Moderato. Tempo di Valse
    Composer(s) Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    Artist(s) Jonathan Morton Scottish Ensemble

    Serenade for strings, Op. 48: Valse. Moderato. Tempo di Valse

    03:48
    $2.40
  • Serenade for strings, Op. 48: Elegia. Larghetto elegiaco
    Composer(s) Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    Artist(s) Jonathan Morton Scottish Ensemble

    Serenade for strings, Op. 48: Elegia. Larghetto elegiaco

    08:50
    $4.80
  • Serenade for strings, Op. 48: Finale (Tema russo). Andante - Allegro con spirito
    Composer(s) Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    Artist(s) Jonathan Morton Scottish Ensemble

    Serenade for strings, Op. 48: Finale (Tema russo). Andante - Allegro con spirito

    07:16
    $4.80
  • String Quartet, Op. 68, No. 2 arr. Jonathan Morton: Overture. Moderato con moto
    Composer(s) Dmitri Shostakovich
    Artist(s) Jonathan Morton Scottish Ensemble

    String Quartet, Op. 68, No. 2 arr. Jonathan Morton: Overture. Moderato con moto

    08:37
    $4.80
  • String Quartet, Op. 68, No. 2 arr. Jonathan Morton: Recitative and Romance. Adagio
    Composer(s) Dmitri Shostakovich
    Artist(s) Jonathan Morton Scottish Ensemble

    String Quartet, Op. 68, No. 2 arr. Jonathan Morton: Recitative and Romance. Adagio

    10:52
    $7.20
  • String Quartet, Op. 68, No. 2 arr. Jonathan Morton: Waltz. Allegro
    Composer(s) Dmitri Shostakovich
    Artist(s) Jonathan Morton Scottish Ensemble

    String Quartet, Op. 68, No. 2 arr. Jonathan Morton: Waltz. Allegro

    06:02
    $4.80
  • String Quartet, Op. 68, No. 2 arr. Jonathan Morton: Theme with Variations. Adagio
    Composer(s) Dmitri Shostakovich
    Artist(s) Jonathan Morton Scottish Ensemble

    String Quartet, Op. 68, No. 2 arr. Jonathan Morton: Theme with Variations. Adagio

    11:19
    $7.20

Total running time: 65 minutes.

Album information

Under the directorship of Jonathan Morton, Scottish Ensemble adds the Tchaikovsky Serenade, regarded by the composer as one of his finest works, to its impressive Linn discography.

Imbued with the classical spirit of Mozart, but with Tchaikovsky's style to the fore, the Serenade contains some strikingly effective scoring and an exhilarating Finale the ensemble relishes. SE brings the same level of precision and finish you would expect from a string quartet; this is particularly evident in the elegiac 3rd movement, one of Tchaikovsky's most inspired musical moments.

This recording also marks the premiere of Jonathan Morton's 2013 transcription of Shostakovich's Quartet No. 2. Drawn to the work's large, epic scale and the richness of its sound-world, Morton was keen for the ensemble to tackle this masterpiece from the chamber repertoire. With his arrangement Morton adds to SE's enviable reputation for Shostakovich transcriptions established by the late Rudolf Barshai.