Tatiana Monogarova – Tchaikovsky: Hamlet (Complete Incidental Music), Romeo and Juliet (2008) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

(Last Updated On: August 8, 2022)

Tatiana Monogarova – Tchaikovsky: Hamlet (Complete Incidental Music), Romeo and Juliet (2008)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 59:58 minutes | 955 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © PentaTone

Tchaikovsky’s rarely recorded overture and incidental music for Hamlet, and his even more rarely recorded original version of the Fantasy Overture Romeo and Juliet, are hardly the crown jewels of his output. The former has some fine music in it – the blustery overture and the fetching Allegro simplice Entr’acte in particular – but most of it, while appropriate as incidental music, can hardly stand repeated listenings. The latter likewise has fine moments, but it is less formally cogent and dramatically compelling than its later incarnation. That said, these are truly first-rate performances. Vladimir Jurowski had previously demonstrated his understanding of Tchaikovsky’s music in his brilliantly colorful and highly balletic recording of the composer’s under-valued Third Suite for Orchestra, and his direction here is no less sympathetic. As much as the Hamlet music and Romeo and Juliet overture can hold together, they hold together here in Jurowski’s tight, taut performances. The Russian National Orchestra responds to Jurowski’s direction with passion and panache, and that enthusiasm goes a long way toward overcoming the music’s inherent weaknesses. Captured in immediate super audio, multi-channel digital sound, this disc may initially appeal only to Tchaikovsky’s most dedicated fans, but they will most likely be very happy to hear it.

Tracklist:
1-1. Tatiana Monogarova – Overture (09:09)
1-2. Tatiana Monogarova – Melodrame: First appearance of Ghost (01:13)
1-3. Tatiana Monogarova – Fanfare. A Flourish of Trumpets (00:25)
1-4. Tatiana Monogarova – Melodrame: Appearance of Ghost to Hamlet (00:40)
1-5. Tatiana Monogarova – Melodrame: The Ghost tells Hamlet of his father’s murder (03:26)
1-6. Tatiana Monogarova – Entr’acte: Prelude to Scene 1 and first appearance in the play of Ophelia (02:55)
1-7. Tatiana Monogarova – Fanfare. The Dumb Show enters (00:25)
1-8. Tatiana Monogarova – Fanfare. A Room in the Castle – Flourish (00:27)
1-9. Tatiana Monogarova – Entr’acte: Prelude to Scene 1 which features Hamlet’s soliloquy (03:04)
1-10. Tatiana Monogarova – Melodrame: The Players enact the Scene of the Poisoning (02:21)
1-11. Tatiana Monogarova – Entr’acte: Prelude to Scene 1 – A Room in the Castle (07:38)
1-12. Tatiana Monogarova – Scene d’Ophelie: Elsinore – Ophelia’s Mad Scene (02:19)
1-13. Tatiana Monogarova – Deuxieme scene d’Ophelie: Re-enter Ophelia, fantastically dressed with straws and flowers (02:26)
1-14. Tatiana Monogarova – Entr’acte: Prelude to Scene 1 – A Churchyard (04:16)
1-15. Tatiana Monogarova – Chant du Fossoyeur (01:17)
1-16. Tatiana Monogarova – Fanfare. Trumpets sound (00:27)
1-17. Tatiana Monogarova – Marche finale (00:51)
1-18. Russian National Orchestra – Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture, TH 42 (16:32)

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