"Tchaikovsky wrote most four of his suites for orchestra in the period of time between his fourth and fifth symphonies. All but the last of them were, at some point in their creation, intended to be symphonies. What usually happened was that Tchaikovsky found he had assembled movements of dance-like character and lightness of mood, lacking formal sonata-allegro forms and hence without symphonic development. As a kind of substitute for development, Tchaikovsky often concluded his suites with a large-scale set of theme and variations.
This suite was premiered in 1885. It was reported that the audience was "electrified." Even so, it became customary to play the final movement by itself, particularly when it became the music for a ballet." - AMG.
This is a London/DECCA 1st pressing.
The record is Mint.
The jacket is Exc+.
The LP plays.sounds NM.
Wonderful tonality and definition. Each instrument is clear and easily recognized even when playing whithin a large group. Instruments are distinct and surrounded by 'air' and presence. The soundstage is wide and deep and imaging is extremely strong.
Surface noise is audible on quiet passages as random, low-level 'crackles' and occassional 'ticks' but these,while audible, do not detract from the Music.
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