Tchaikovsky’s Symphony Nos 3 & 5, The Sleeping Beauty – Suite, Swan Lake – Suite and Marche slave

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2.0 out of 5 star rating 2.0

COMPOSERS: Tchaikovsky
LABELS: Eloquence
ALBUM TITLE: Tchaikovsky
WORKS: Symphony Nos 3 & 5*; The Sleeping Beauty – Suite**; Swan Lake – Suite**; Marche slave†
PERFORMER: Vienna Symphony/Atzmon; *LSO/Claudio Abbado; **Warsaw National Phil Orch/Rowicki; †Berlin Phil/Leitner
CATALOGUE NO: 482 6176 (1960-74)


Atzmon’s woolly Symphony No. 3 is a let down, while Rowicki’s account of the ‘swan’ theme is the slowest ever. Abbado’s loving account of No. 5 suffers dry sound.


David Nice