CD 1:

Tchaikovksy – Symphony No.6 in B minor Op.74 “Pathétique” – First “complete” recording issued (with only 19 bars cut)

  1. Adagio – Allegro non troppo (cut bars 303-4, 353)
  2. Allegro con grazia
  3. Allegro molto vivace
  4. Finale: Adagio lamentoso – Andante (cut bars 90-103, 170-1)

Royal Albert Hall Orchestra, Sir Landon Ronald
(HMV D713-7, matrices Cc 2463-IV, 2916-II, 2917-II, 2918-II, 2919-IV, 2920-I, 2921-I, 2984-II, 2985-IV, 29860-VII (3-0877/0884))
Recorded in Hayes, Room 1, 1923: 30th January (side 1); 1st May (sides 2,3,4,6,7), 15th May (side 8), 29th May (sides 5, 9), 23rd June (side 10)

Tchaikovksy – Symphony No.4 in F minor Op.36 – First recording

  1. Andante sostenuto – Moderato con anima
  2. Andantino in modo di canzona
  3. Scherzo
  4. Finale: Allegro con fuoco

Royal Albert Hall Orchestra, Sir Landon Ronald
(HMV D1037-41, matrices Cc 6374-II, 6375-III, 6376-III, 6377-II, 6378-II, 6379-II, 6381-I, 6410-I, 6380-V, 6382-II (4-0736/0745))
Recorded in Hayes, 1925: 20th July (sides 1-4); 21st July (sides 5-7), 27th July (sides 8,10), 9th September (side 9)

CD 2:

Tchaikovksy – Symphony No.5 in E minor Op.64

  1. Andante – Allegro con anima
  2. Andante cantabile con alcuna licenza
  3. Valse – Allegro moderato
  4. Finale: Andante maestoso – Allegro Vivace – Moderato assai e molto maestoso

New Symphony Orchestra, Sir Landon Ronald
(HMV D1511-6, matrices CR 1773-IA, 1774-I, 1775-III, 1776-1A, 1777-I, 1778-1, 1779-III, 1780-I, 1770-IA, 1781-II, 2006-IIA, 2007-I (5-0848/9, 5-0879, 5-0850/1, 5-0986, 5-0881, 5-0852/3, 5-0880, 5-0981/2))
Recorded in Queen’s Hall, London, 1928: 18th April (sides 1,2,4); 19th April (sides 5,6,8,9), 2nd May (sides 3,7,10-12)

  1. Tchaikovksy – Suite No.3 in G major – IV. Theme and Variations
  2. Tchaikovksy – Chanson sans paroles (Song without words)

London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Landon Ronald
(HMV D1798-1800, matrices Cc 17901-II, 17902-I, 17904-III, 17903-II, 17905-IA, 17906-IIA
(32-1028,1029,1031,1030,1032,1033))
Recorded in Kingsway Hall, London, 3rd December 1929