Tchaikovsky, Borodin

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COMPOSERS: Borodin,Tchaikovsky
LABELS: Finlandia
WORKS: Symphony No. 2 (Little Russian)
PERFORMER: Norwegian Radio Orchestra/Ari Rasilainen
CATALOGUE NO: 3984-22835-2
The Finnish conductor Ari Rasilainen and his Norwegian orchestra deliver carefully prepared and decently recorded performances of Tchaikovsky’s Second and Borodin’s less-often-heard First symphonies. But neither the newly issued Tchaikovsky nor the already released Borodin has the individuality or orchestral élan to compete internationally. Keith Potter