Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 (Pathetlque); Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture

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COMPOSERS: Tchaikovsky
LABELS: RCA Victor Gold Seal
WORKS: Symphony No. 6 (Pathetlque); Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture
PERFORMER: Boston SO/Charles Munch
CATALOGUE NO: 09026 615632 ADD (1961/62)
Light and shade play through this symphony in almost equal measure, and Munch allows both full expression. With languorous pauses he casts deep shadows, but these are rapidly dispelled by exuberant flourishes and incisive (if not always accurate) playing. In the fantasy overture a slight tape flutter adds to the not displeasing impression that this is a film soundtrack for a lavish Visconti masterpiece. Christopher Lambton

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