Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake
SIGCD648 | September 2020 release
Santtu-Matias Rouvali conducts Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake in his first recording with the Philharmonia, marking one year until he begins his tenure as the Orchestra’s new Principal Conductor.
In this release, Rouvali brings his “almost balletic, instantly communicative” (The Guardian) style to the memorable music from one of the world’s best-loved ballets.
Telling the tragic love story of Odette, cursed by a sorcerer to take the form of a swan, and Prince Siegfried, Tchaikovsky’s evocative score combines the composer’s ear for melody with passion and drama. And through its use in films including Billy Elliott and Black Swan, the ballet has cemented its place at the heart of popular culture.
Experience the sound of Rouvali and the Philharmonia in this release, recorded live at London’s iconic Royal Festival Hall in November 2019.