5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6; Mendelssohn: Overture to A Midsummer Night s Dream Op.21 (Philharmonia Orchestra / Sir Charles Mackerras) (Audio CD)
I agree entirely with the first reviewer. I have a significant number of recordings of this symphony from Furtwangler to Karajan, Mravinsky to Silvestri, Barbirolli to Rostropovich but this goes straight to the top of the list.
It is stunningly played( the winds are marvellous), appears utterly true to the score and immensely passionate without being overly histrionic.The finale is truly Pathetique,
The recording is very vivid for a live performance and the audience are rapt throughout and the applause takes a little while to begin at the end they are so transported.
An essential purchase for anyone who loves the work and the composer- the Mendelssohn overture is gorgeous too.
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6; Mendelssohn: Overture to A Midsummer Night s Dream Op.21 (Philharmonia Orchestra / Sir Charles Mackerras)(2 customer reviews)