Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 'Pathetique'

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Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 'Pathetique' 44:10 $17.98
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1 Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74 "Pathetique" - Adagio; allegro non troppo 17:50 88/24 Album only
2 Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74 "Pathetique" - Allegro con grazia 8:03 88/24 Album only
3 Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74 "Pathetique" - Allegro molto vivace 8:59 88/24 Album only
4 Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74 "Pathetique" - Adagio lamentoso 9:18 88/24 Album only

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℗ Originally Recorded 1955. All right reserved by BMG Music


Piotr Ilich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893):
Symphony No. 6 "Pathetique"

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Pierre Monteux, conductor

Recorded January 26, 1955 in Symphony Hall, Boston MA

Producer: John Pfeiffer
Recording Engineer: Lewis Layton
Mastering Engineer: Mark Donahue
Remastered from first-generation session tapes at Soundmirror Inc., Boston MA

One of the earliest stereo recordings by legendary RCA Living Stereo engineer Lewis Layton, the "Pathetique" was recorded with a handful of microphones feeding a pair of mono mixers, each feeding one channel of an RCA RT-21 quarter-inch 2-track tape recorder, running at 30 inches per second.  RCA engineers favored Neumann U-47 and M49/50 condenser microphones and RCA 77DX ribbon microphones.

Reunited three decades later with the orchestra he led in the early 1920s, Pierre Monteux produced a “Pathetique” both gripping and exhilarating. Monteux and the Boston Symphony Orchestra interpret Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 with unbelievable musicality. The RCA Living Stereo production team gave the music its due in a clear and dynamic landmark of early stereophony. This album is a treat for an audiophile's ears.

I give this album an absolutely top recommendation. - Positive Feedback