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Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony

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In 2009 Vladimir Jurowski and the London Philharmonic Orchestra launched a Tchaikovsky Symphony cycle. Now they’ve released the second recording, bringing together the Fourth and Fifth Symphonies.

For this week’s free download, we’re offering the final movement from their performance of the Fifth Symphony, which was given four stars in the December issue of BBC Music Magazine.

The live recording, on the London Philharmonic Orchestras own label is out now.

Writing in the December issue, our critic David Breckbill said: ‘Three years ago, Jurowski and the LPO launched a Tchaikovsky cycle with accounts of the First and Sixth Symphonies that struck me as being not only committed and well-played but insightfully imaginative as well… [On this recording] the LPO acquits itself well, and climaxes possess all the fizz and firepower one could want.’

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