The Tchaikovsky Album

Vasily Petrenko talks about The Tchaikovsky Album

The Russian conductor in conversation with Classic FM's Jane Jones


More than an hour of stunning music composed by Tchaikovsky. Conducted by Vasily Petrenko and performed by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

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The Tchaikovsky Album is a stunning collection of original recordings showcasing a number of the composer's greatest works - Capriccio Italien, Romeo and Juliet, Francesca da Rimini and the 1812 Overture. Led by Chief Conductor Vasily Petrenko, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra perform these works to a spectacular standard.

The award-winning Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra is the UK’s oldest continuing professional symphony orchestra and Classic FM’s Orchestra in North West England. Vasily Petrenko was appointed Principal Conductor of the orchestra in September 2006 and in September 2009 became Chief Conductor. He joins a distinguished line of musicians who have led the orchestra during its illustrious history.

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Born in 1976, Petrenko started his music education at the St Petersburg Capella Boys Music School – the oldest in Russia. He then studied at the St Petersburg Conservatoire and participated in master classes with major classical music figures. He has worked with many of the world’s most prestigious orchestras and has been awarded with numerous respected awards, including the Classic Brit Awards Male Artist of the Year twice.

The Tchaikovsky Album was released on May 11 2015, a week after the great composer's 175th birthday. 2015 is also the 175th anniversary year of the founding of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic.



Listen to excerpts here:

  1. Capriccio Italien  [14:28]
  2. Romeo and Juliet  [19:50]
  3. Francesca da Rimini  [23.56]
  4. 1812 Overture  [13:56] 


Enjoy over an hour of glorious music by one of the most loved composers in the world: Tchaikovsky. These never-before-released recordings will not disappoint.

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