Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

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Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893 : Russia) Conductor: Claudio Abbado Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Record label: Deutsche Grammophon Catalogue ID: 4534962

Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893 : Russia) Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel Ensemble: Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela Record label: Deutsche Grammophon Catalogue ID: 477 9355

Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky Conductor: Andre Previn Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra Record label: EMI Classics Catalogue ID: 9676842

Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893 : Russia) Conductor: Jakub Hrusa Ensemble: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra Soloists: Nicola Benedetti Record label: Deutsche Grammophon Catalogue ID: 4764092

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