Tchaikovsky’s 5th!

Mariss Jansons conducts Tchaikovsky

  • Tchaikovsky:
    Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64
    Live-Recording, Munich, Philharmonie
  • Francesca da Rimini, Op. 32
    Live-Recording, Munich, Philharmonie

Performed by the Orchestra of the Bavarian Radio network;
Mariss Jansons, conductor

I have a special “relationship” with the fifth symphony of Tchaikovsky, because I studied it and performed it as a member of an orchestra. And… it is wonderful that I still recall the music, and the settings of these orchestras, even though my membership in these orchestras spans a period of some 60 years or so.

The Tchaikovsky 5th is a huge drama! The composer gives us music of ecstasy, music of sadness, music of gentleness, and music of celebration.

Also on this CD is the symphonic poem “Francesca da Rimini”. This dramatic work is based on an episode from Dante’s “Inferno”, which unfolds a great set of sounds ranging from lyrical passages all the way to dramatic-theatrical outbursts. Both of these works are recent recordings from October 2009 and July 2010.

Jansons and the Bavarian orchestra provide a rich, colorful, and very satisfying performance.

Here is the Tchaikovsky Symphony #5 Finale as conducted by Bernstein:


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Tags: Tchaikovsky Symphony #5, Bavarian Radio network, Mariss Jansons

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