Greetings fellow Tchaikovsky lovers,
Does anyone know where I might obtain a DVD copy of Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony being
performed? Also, I'm still looking for a DVD copy of Tchaikovsky's Suite No. 3. Any help is much
There are an increasing number of Tchaikovsky DVDs around, but none that
I know of so far for Manfred
or the Suite No. 3. If I hear
of any then I'll let you know...
there is indeed a DVD with a performance of Manfred (and the 1. piano concerto) from
the Symphony Orchestra of Russia, conducter: Veronica Duderova. (2003).
Please have a look to amazon.de, with the search criteria Tschaikowsky
Here is the DVD you are looking for.
(conducted by Svetlanov)
Sorry, this site is written in Japanese only.
I’ve found another DVD.
Veronica Dudarova /The Symphony Orchestra of Russia (March 26,2003)
I know only one dvd of Pyotr Ilyich's Manfred that performed
by Evgeny Svetlanov and USSR State Sympony Orchestra in 1985.
Thank you everyone for the overwhelming response to my request to find
a DVD copy of Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony. All of the websites that I've checked so far are all
in a different language, therefore, I cannot purchase the DVD.
I have the dvd of Manfred
from the Symphony Orchestra of Russia, conducter: Veronica Duderova. (2003).
Seriously don't get this dvd. It is a mutilated version with, as is often
the case, the end of the first movement being slapped on to the end of the
finale. During the entire performance you sit waiting with anticipation for
the magnificent organ epilogue, taunted by the sight of the organ behind the
orchestra. It never comes, and the organ is never used.
Leave Manfred alone,
it does not need "improving" by conductors any more than the 6th Symphony needs the
third and fourth movements swapping round.
Thanks for your comments Mr. Armstrong. Indeed, I do agree with you
when you say that conductors like to alter Tchaikovsky's music - to me,
that's very rude and shouldn't be allowed. Tchaikovsky wrote all of his
music a specific way for a specific effect, among other reasons, and to
alter it in any way, it just plain unprofessional.