LABELS: Telarc Bravo!
WORKS: Symphony No. 5; March from Tsar Saltan Suite
PERFORMER: RPO/André Previn
CATALOGUE NO: CD-82015 DDD (1985)
You can’t go wrong with this emotionally charged, structurally cohesive view of Tchaikovsky’s fate-obsessed Fifth from Previn. With the RPO at its world-class best – witness Jeffrey Bryant’s fluidly eloquent horn solo in the Andante – here is a recording with all the electricity, but none of the pitfalls, of a concert performance. Outstanding production and sound. Pretty good for a day’s work. Ates Orga