Recording of the Month

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Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5; Francesca da Rimini
Russian National Orchestra/Pletnev
'A purposeful performance that reveals the music's underlying despair'

Issue: 
October 2011

'A purposeful performance that reveals the music's underlying despair' Daniel Jaffé

Tchaikovsky
Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64; Francesca da Rimini, Op. 32: Fantasy for orchestra after Dante
PentaTone PTC 5186 385 (hybrid CD/SACD) 71:41 mins

For a full review, take a look at the October issue of BBC Music Magazine

Audio clip: from Symphony No. 5, third movement, Valse: Allegro moderato