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Since 2010, Dmitri Kitayenko and the Gürzenich Orchestra of Cologne have been releasing hybrid SACDs of the symphonies of Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky on Oehms Classics, and they've shown a natural sympathy for the music, though there's little new to discover in these performances. Treating the symphonies as the epitome of late Romantic music, Kitayenko uses a fair amount of rubato to heighten the drama, and the orchestra plays with big emotions and ample excitement, despite the fact that these are among the most familiar and ...

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  1. Manfred Symphony, for orchestra (or piano, 4 hands) in B minor, Op. 58
  2. Symphony No. 1 in G minor ("Winter Dreams"), Op. 13
  3. The Snow Maiden, incidental music, Op. 12: Introduction
  4. The Snow Maiden, incidental music, Op. 12: Melodrama
  5. The Snow Maiden, incidental music, Op. 12: Dance of the Skomorokhi
  6. Symphony No. 2 in C minor ("Little Russian"), Op. 17
  7. Variations on a Rococo Theme, for cello & orchestra (or cello & piano) in A major, Op. 33
  8. String Quartet No. 1 in D major, Op. 11: Andante Cantabile
  9. Symphony No. 3 in D major ("Polish"), Op. 29
  10. The Sleeping Beauty, suite for orchestra, Op. 66a
  11. Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36
  12. Capriccio Italien, for orchestra (or piano, 4 hands), Op. 45
  13. Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64
  14. Pique Dame (The Queen of Spades), opera, Op. 68: Ouverture
  15. Symphony No. 6 in B minor ("Pathétique"), Op. 74
  16. Symphony No. 7 in E flat major (reconstruction of sketches)
  17. Piano Concerto No. 3 in E flat major, Op. post. 75
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