Tchaikovsky Treasures Guy Braunstein, BBC Symphony Orchestra & Kirill Karabits
Composer: Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
Album including Album cover Booklet (PDF)
- Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893): Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35, TH 59:
- 1Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35, TH 59: I. Allegro moderato17:59
- 2Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35, TH 59: II. Canzonetta. Andante06:32
- 3Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35, TH 59: III. Finale. Allegro vivacissimo10:00
- Swan Lake, Op. 20, TH 12:
- 4Swan Lake, Op. 20, TH 12: No. 5, Pas de deux (Arr. G. Braunstein for Violin & Orchestra)06:54
- Eugene Onegin, Op. 24, TH 5 (Arr. G. Braunstein for Violin & Orchestra):
- 5Eugene Onegin, Op. 24, TH 5 (Arr. G. Braunstein for Violin & Orchestra): Lensky's Aria04:51
- 6Eugene Onegin, Op. 24, TH 5 (Arr. G. Braunstein for Violin & Orchestra): Letter Scene11:02
- Sérénade mélancolique:
- 7Sérénade mélancolique, Op. 26, TH 5609:10
- 8Valse-scherzo, Op. 34, TH 5805:54
Info for Tchaikovsky Treasures
Tchaikovsky has dedicated some of his finest music to the violin, but this new album expands the instrument’s repertoire even further. Inspired by greats such as Sarasate, Heifetz, Kreisler and Joachim, violinist Guy Braunstein reanimates a tradition of violin and orchestra rhapsodies with new arrangements of famous excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin and Swan Lake. Together with the extraordinary Violin Concerto, Valse Scherzo and Sérénade mélancolique, they constitute a collection of glittering Tchaikovsky Treasures.
Guy Braunstein was the youngest person ever to be appointed concertmaster of the Berliner Philharmoniker in 2000, a position he held for twelve years before leaving to pursue his solo career.
On this first PENTATONE album, Braunstein plays with the renowned BBC Symphony Orchestra, led by maestro Kirill Karabits.
Guy Braunstein, violin
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Kirill Karabits, conductor
was born in Tel Aviv and studied under the guidance of Chaim Taub and later in New York with Glenn Dicterow and Pinchas Zuckerman.
He started performing as an international soloist and a chamber musician at a young age and has since performed with many of the world’s greatest orchestras and conductors. His chamber music collaborations have included projects with Issac Stern, András Schiff, Zubin Mehta, Maurizio Pollini, Yefim Bronfman, Daniel Barenboim, Sir Simon Rattle, Mitsuko Uchida and Angelika Kirschlager to name a few.
He was the youngest person ever to be appointed concertmaster of the Berliner Philharmoniker in 2000, a position he held for twelve years before leaving to pursue his solo career.
Highlights of the 2016/17 season include concerto performances with Danish National Symphony, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Bournemouth Symphony, Noord Nederlands Orkest and Orchestra Filarmonica del Teatro di Fenice amongst others. Guy is increasingly in demand as a conductor and next season will conduct orchestras including Orquesta Sinfonica de Galicia, Trondheim Symphony, Hamburger Symphoniker and Lahti Symphony. Guy will also perform chamber music and recitals throughout Europe. Guy plays a rare violin made by Francesco Roggieri in 1679.