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A thoroughly exciting disc,
This review is from: Tchaikovsky: Symphonies Nos. 4, 5 & 6 (Mariinsky Orchestra / Gergiev) [DVD] [NTSC] (DVD)
A great example of how to breathe fresh air into Tchaikovsky. It was with these symphonies that the composer really progressed in his craft and earned his reputation as one of the Great Russian composers. And Gergiev surely knows this well. A master in his own field, this is really outstanding stuff. Gergiev's interpretation of the symphonies is thrilling, and this is exactly what I enjoyed the most. It's beautifully filmed and has an almost cinematic quality, unlike so many concert DVDs that put you to sleep after the first movement. A thoroughly exciting disc.