30th May 2017
When the conductor Semyon Bychkov was asked to record the complete symphonic works of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky with the Czech Philharmonic for the Decca label, he did not take too long to think it over. The orchestra’s unique sound and the modesty of its players sparked a desire for collaboration in this great expert on Tchaikovsky’s music.
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2nd May 2017
May sees Maestro Bychkov return to conduct the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra in Mahler and Khachaturian (4-5 May), the Berlin Philharmonic in Shostakovich and Strauss (12-14 May), and the Munich Philharmonic in Berlioz, Mahler and Tchaikovsky including a performance in Italy as part of the Ravenna Festival (26-28 May; 2-3 June)....
27th April 2017
Last Friday 21 April, Sony Classical released Semyon Bychkov’s recording of Schmidt’s Symphony No. 2 and Strauss’ Dreaming by the Fireside with the Vienna Philharmonic. Schmidt was a cellist in the Vienna Philharmonic and Bychkov explored his Second Symphony at the request of the Orchestra. This CD release is a...
3rd April 2017
April sees Semyon Bychkov conduct five further performances of Wagner’s Parsifal at the Wiener Staatsoper on 2, 6, 9, 13 and 16 April. Starring Christopher Ventris as Parsifal, Gerald Finley as Amfortas and Nina Stemme as Kundry, the performance on 13 April will be streamed online via Wiener Staatsoper live....