4 Songs, 46 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Teodor Currentzis and his Siberian-based ensemble MusicAeterna built a cult following, thanks largely to their trio of Mozart operas to Da Ponte libretti. This performance of Tchaikovsky’s great valedictory symphony has colossal impact thanks to the wonderfully vivid and engaging sound. But there’s robust emotional power in Currentzis’ interpretation, too, and MusicAeterna play with terrific attention to detail and a coiled intensity—the music surges and seethes, building up in great waves of sound. Even if you have a favorite recording of the Pathétique, this one demands to be heard.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Teodor Currentzis and his Siberian-based ensemble MusicAeterna built a cult following, thanks largely to their trio of Mozart operas to Da Ponte libretti. This performance of Tchaikovsky’s great valedictory symphony has colossal impact thanks to the wonderfully vivid and engaging sound. But there’s robust emotional power in Currentzis’ interpretation, too, and MusicAeterna play with terrific attention to detail and a coiled intensity—the music surges and seethes, building up in great waves of sound. Even if you have a favorite recording of the Pathétique, this one demands to be heard.

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Ratings and Reviews

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JBBevan ,

Amazing...

I bought this on a tip from my weekly email from Presto Classical. This is the best recording at a technical level I've heard. Increditble detail. The performance has an energy that's ahead of the competition. I'm sure I have a half dozen recordings of the Pathetique, but this one is in a class by itself. Young Russians playing their hearts out...recorded in Berlin...by a Greek conductor...obviously a 21st century project !! You've gotta hear this one if you have interest in a wild Tchaikovskian ride.

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