PETER TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893): Symphony No. 7 (reconstr. Semyon Bogatyryev [1890-1960]), Elegy in Memory of Ivan Samarin for Strings, Overtures in C Minor and in F.
Catalogue Number: 04N051
Label: Musical Concepts
Reference: MC 116
Description: If any of you still don't have a recording of this symphony, completed from sketches later used for the Piano Concerto No. 3 and for his Andante and Finale for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 79 (and, for its scherzo, a piano piece from op. 72), this reconstruction has been surprisingly neglected by record companies. The short Elegy (1884) was later used as an entr'acte in the 1891 incidental music for Hamlet while the youthful C minor overture from 1865-66 (only otherwise available in the Svetanov Edition) contains some material from the overture The Storm and also some material used later in the opera Voyevoda. The other overture is a year earlier, a student work; both were only published in 1952. Russian State Cinematographic Orchestra; Sergei Skripka.