Tchaikovsky: Symphonies Nos 2 & 5*; Serenade for Strings; plus works by Musorgsky, Borodin & Glinka

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COMPOSERS: Tchaikovsky
LABELS: Eloquence
ALBUM TITLE: Tchaikovsky
WORKS: Tchaikovsky: Symphonies Nos 2 & 5*; Serenade for Strings; plus works by Musorgsky, Borodin & Glinka
PERFORMER: *Paris Cons Orch; Berlin Phil/Georg Solti
CATALOGUE NO: 480 6585 (1956-73)

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Hard-driven, exciting accounts of the two symphonies let down by flawed French orchestral playing. The Berlin Philharmonic is far more mellow in other items.  

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Erik Levi