Tchaikovsky: Symphonies 1-6 - Karajan

Tchaikovsky: Symphonies 1-6 - Karajan

Deutsche Grammophon  4836978


Classical - Orchestral

Tchaikovsky: 6 Symphonies, Capriccio Italien, Slavonic March

Berliner Philharmoniker
Herbert von Karajan (conductor)

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Comments (6)

Comment by k-spin - August 12, 2019 (1 of 6)

I was thinking of purchasing this set but I have noticed that a number of reviewers on Amazon have highlighted that the running order on the Blu-ray disc is incorrect.

"There is a problem with the track listing in the set's booklet and on the the Blu-ray Audio disc's sleeve. The six symphonies run consecutively - tracks 1-25. You'll find "Slavonic March" on track 26 and "Capriccio Italien" is on track 27, not tracks 14 and 15..."

Another reviewer added:

"I can verify what the 1st review stated- the bluray discs places March Slave and Capriccio italien at the end of the disc tracks 26 /27. I have written to DG about the issue. They responded within an hour and said they would look into it. Hopefully, they will correct the error!"

Just thought I would mention it on case anyone else was considering buying this set. Hopefully Deutsche Grammophon will fix the issue.

Comment by John Bacon-Shone - August 13, 2019 (2 of 6)

I prefer this running order which places overtures after all symphonies

Comment by Aastroem - July 30, 2020 (3 of 6)

On my copy the Slavonic March and the Italian Capriccio is placed as listed on tracks 14 and 15.

Comment by k-spin - August 6, 2020 (4 of 6)

That’s interesting to know Aastroem. Looks like they must have corrected the Blu-ray disc. I wonder if there is any way of telling which are the amended ones?

Would you recommend the set?

Comment by Aastroem - August 11, 2020 (5 of 6)

k-spin, yes I recommend it warmly. The Bruckner symphonies also sound so much better on Blu-ray than the horrible CDs. But I wonder about the inclusion of Capriccio Italen and the Slavonic March, why were these included? Why not all the other Tchaikovsky works that Karajan recorded? I asked DG and the answer I got was that they wanted the Tchaikovsky and Bruckner sets to be only the symphonies. But it wasn't. Also they could have included Bruckner's Te Deum in that set.

Comment by k-spin - August 20, 2020 (6 of 6)

Thanks Aastroem.

I checked with Presto and they confirmed DG had corrected the pressing and that they had the new one in stock so I’ve placed an order.