℗ 2012 PentaTone

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 17 - Symphony No. 2 in C Minor (Original First Movement, 1872)

Russian National Orchestra, Mikhail Pletnev

Available in 96 kHz / 24-bit AIFF, FLAC and 2.8224 MHz DSD / DSF high-resolution audio formats

"... there’s amazing breadth and depth to the sonic image, including a solid, tight, deep bass that will sock you in your solar plexus."
- Fanfare

  • Select Format
    • AIFF 96 kHz | 24-bit
    • DSF 2.8224 MHz
    • FLAC 96 kHz | 24-bit
Add to cart
discounted price
Symphony No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 17, "Little Russian"  
I. Andante sostenuto - Allegro vivo
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky; Russian National Orchestra; Mikhail Pletnev
II. Andantino marziale, quasi moderato
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky; Russian National Orchestra; Mikhail Pletnev
III. Scherzo – Allegro molto vivace
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky; Russian National Orchestra; Mikhail Pletnev
IV. Finale – Moderato assai - Allegro vivo
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky; Russian National Orchestra; Mikhail Pletnev
Symphony No. 2 in C Minor (Original First Movement) 1872  
I. Andante sostenuto - Allegro commodo
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky; Russian National Orchestra; Mikhail Pletnev
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    47:51
"... a crackerjack Second ... Pletnev knows how to build to the big chorale, scurry long with the many string whirlwinds and give us brassy blow-you-away entrances ... he treats this work as the blockbuster it is and in the end we come away very satisfied."
- Audiophile Audition

"I doubt if there is a more articulate performance (of Symphony No. 2) to be found at the present time. Pristine of texture and lithe of rhythm, the quality of the playing and engineering acts like a steam clean on the piece. The beauty and agility of the woodwind playing is a joy ... I don't think I've ever heard the final pages more exciting ..."
- Gramophone

Mikhail Pletnev and the Russian National Orchestra present this recording of Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 2, part of their successful and critically-praised complete Tchaikovsky cycle. No other work in the composer's symphonic oeuvre contains such a wealth of authentic folk song as the Second Symphony; in fact the work’s unofficial title, Little Russian Symphony is attributable to the fact that so many Ukrainian folk songs are employed in it. Pletnev includes the rare original 1872 version of the first movement on this album.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM and 2.8224 MHz DSD – PentaTone Studio Masters

Recording Venue: DZZ Studio 5, Moscow (April 2011)
Executive Producers: Rick Walker & Job Maarse
Recording Producer: Job Maarse
Balance Engineer: Erdo Groot
Recording Engineer / Editor: Roger de Schot

For Your Consideration | More ▸

Camillo Togni: Complete Piano Music, Vol. 3 - Serenatas Nos. 3, 6 and 7 - Sonatina, Op. 26 - Omaggio a Bach - Tre Fantasie Scherzose Aldo Orvieto; Fausto Bongelli
Kevin Puts: Symphony No. 2 – Flute Concerto – River's Rush Adam Walker; Peabody Symphony Orchestra; Marin Alsop
Resonanser: Swedish Choral Music – New Perspectives Allmänna Sången; Anders Widmark
Satie: Early & Esoteric Works Alessandro Simonetto
Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Books 1 & 2 Alexandra Papastefanou
Exhaling Space Alejandro Rutty; Beo String Quartet; Fabián López; Ināra Zandmane; Marjorie Bagley; Steve Stusek; Jacqui Carrasco; Guy Capuzzo; Adam Ricci; Fernando Martínez López; Anthony Taylor; Kelly Burke; Scott Rawls; Vincent van Gelder
Sollima: 4 Strings Alkemia Quartet
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 - Four Dances from 'Love's Labour's Lost' Alessandro Marangoni; Malmö Symphony Orchestra; Andrew Mogrelia
J.S. Bach: Cantatas, Vol. 18 Alex Potter; Gerd Türk; Elvira Bill; Miriam Feuersinger; Julius Pfeifer; Chor der J.S. Bach-Stiftung; Orchester der J.S. Bach-Stiftung; Rudolf Lutz
Spin Cycle Afiara Quartet; Skratch Bastid
Mompou: Música Callada Alice Ader
Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel (Live) Alexandra Steiner; Katrin Wundsam; Ricarda Merbeth; Albert Dohmen; Christian Elsner; Annika Gerhards; Alexandra Hutton; Kinderchor der Staatsoper Unter den Linden; Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin; Marek Janowski
96dsd 2.8
Classical Music Stars in Malta (Live) Alissa Margulis; Alexander Buzlov; Daria Tschaikowskaja; Khachaturian Trio; Julian Milkis; Alexander Rudin
After You, Mr. Gershwin!: Kovács - d' Rivera - Mercure - Horovitz - Muczynski - Mower André Moisan; Jean Saulnier
Perspectives 6 Andreas Haefliger

Offers & New Releases

exclusive benefits for mailing list members

Subscribe Now

What is High-Resolution Audio?

High-resolution audio offers the highest-fidelity available, far surpassing the sound quality of traditional CDs. When you listen to music on a CD or tracks purchased via consumer services such as iTunes, you are hearing a low-resolution version of what was actually recorded and mastered in the studio. ProStudioMasters offers the original studio masters — exactly as the artist, producers and sound engineers mastered them — for download, directly to you.

What do I need for playback?

You may need additional software / hardware to take full advantage of the higher 24-bit high-res audio formats, but any music lover that has heard 16-bit vs 24-bit will tell you it's worth it!

Software for Mac OS X

Software for Windows

Hardware Suggestions