Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake

Neeme Järvi conducts the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

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Christmas
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'Violinist James Ehnes is superb throughout, raising the "Danse Russe" into a smouldering display of Gypsy-style virtuosity. The Bergen Philharmonic offers the most polished playing, driven by Järvi at often fast than usual tempos. Generally, though, when it matters Järvi abandons his brisk manner for an understated yet manifest sensitivity to Tchaikovsky's poignant lyricism.' Daniel Jaffé

Tchaikovsky
Swan Lake (complete)
James Ehnes (vln); Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra/Neeme Järvi

Chandos CHSA 5124 (hybrid CD/SACD) 81:14 mins (2 discs)

Audio clip: from the Introduction to Swan Lake

For a full review, pick up a copy of the Chrismas issue of BBC Music Magazine