The Symphony No. 5, which came about over a very short time period some twelve years after beginning his career, today one of Tchaikovsky's most popular works. As early as the world première in St. Petersburg it was already a great public success. More feeling, more emotion and more drama could hardly be converted into symphonic music; however a superior compositional technique and a ongoingly consummate command of structure keeps the work from ever slipping into superficial mawkishness. No question about it: Mariss Jansons has just the right pinch of "Russian soul" to bring out this work in to full power: the recording in October 2009 reveal the conductor in perfect unity with his orchestra, a combination capable of bringing ecstasy and control into perfect balance here.
The Symphony No. 5, which came about over a very short time period some twelve years after beginning his career, today one of Tchaikovsky's most popular works. As early as the world première in St. Petersburg it was already a great public success. More feeling, more emotion and more drama could hardly be converted into symphonic music; however a superior compositional technique and a ongoingly consummate command of structure keeps the work from ever slipping into superficial mawkishness. No question about it: Mariss Jansons has just the right pinch of "Russian soul" to bring out this work in to full power: the recording in October 2009 reveal the conductor in perfect unity with his orchestra, a combination capable of bringing ecstasy and control into perfect balance here.
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Format: CD
Label: BRKK
Rel. Date: 10/04/2019
UPC: 4035719001044

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5
Artist: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Format: CD
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The Symphony No. 5, which came about over a very short time period some twelve years after beginning his career, today one of Tchaikovsky's most popular works. As early as the world première in St. Petersburg it was already a great public success. More feeling, more emotion and more drama could hardly be converted into symphonic music; however a superior compositional technique and a ongoingly consummate command of structure keeps the work from ever slipping into superficial mawkishness. No question about it: Mariss Jansons has just the right pinch of "Russian soul" to bring out this work in to full power: the recording in October 2009 reveal the conductor in perfect unity with his orchestra, a combination capable of bringing ecstasy and control into perfect balance here.