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Good value but a raw performance
on 4 January 2007
Tchaikovsky poured passion and pianistic fireworks into all three of these concerti, Pletnev's fingers are brilliant, but in his quest to show off his superb technique, he tramples all over Tchakovsky's passion and nunances. Such a shame, I wish I could play with a mere fraction of Pletnev's admirable technique, but despite the attraction of the excellent value of this triple concerto set, I would urge prospective buyers to seek out recordings by Gilels, Ashkenazy or Ogden and make up their Tchaikovsky 3 concerto library by buying the recordings individually, you may lose a few £ but you'll have recordings that you will play again and again. Sorry Mr Pletnev, I'm sure you'll have many more successes, but this recording set isn't one of them.