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Awful - should have been kept in the can!,
This review is from: Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 "Pathetique" (Audio CD)
With innumerable versions of Tchaikovsky's sixth symphony available, there are many better choices than this poor CD. Released towards the end of Bernstein's life, the whole symphony has been pulled about and bears little comparison to his "rivals".
Bernstein is just too darned slow in the main; everything sounds wrong to me.
Many recordings by Bernstein are great - not this one!
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Initial post: 25 May 2011, 10:15:48 BST
P. R. Rustage says:
Its quite astonishing how Bernstein can sometimes get it so wrong. Try his recording of the Elgar Enigma variations with the BBC Symphony on DG. Its amazing how this combination of three top names results in such a turkey!
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