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Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 3
Symphony No. 3 in D Major Op. 29 (1875)
Coronation March
Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev
Part of the RNO's Tchaikovsky Cycle
PTC 5186383 (2012)

Acclaim for Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 3

""[This] is a knockout recording... one of the finer issues in Pletnev’s latest round of Tchaikovsky symphonies... It’s among the conductor’s best outings.""

Audiophile Audition (January 2013) [more]

"Pletnev has a particular affinity for Tchaikovsky, both as conductor and pianist... Now we have this dynamic reading of the unjustly neglected Polish symphony—no lack of energy here and as usual the Russian orchestra is in top form. "

Classical CD Review (December 2012) [more]

"Mikhail Pletnev's cycle of the six numbered Tchaikovsky symphonies for PentaTone... is now completed by this splendid account of Symphony No.3. The sheer beauty and realism of the sound is apparent from the symphony's opening bars... The orchestral image remains rock-steady throughout, and the 5.0 DSD recording gives the sound the warmth and richness that has also characterised the earlier issues in this cycle... Pletnev's response to the dance characteristics present in four of the five movements of this symphony is especially engaging and the extra impetus of his performance as a whole, notwithstanding the spectacular sound, will surely make it a clear first choice for many listeners... Highly recommended. " (November 2012) [more]

What They’re Saying

"To present American and Russian musicians performing and teaching together at Festival Napa precisely the kind of effort that sustains vital cultural a critical time for both societies. [This] resonates with the public [and] is meaningful for the musician participants...Cultural diplomacy and music offer alternatives to contention and sustain important linkages between our societies for the long run...Now more than ever we need viable citizen-to-citizen points of contact and dialogue."

James F. Collins (Ambassador Ret.)

Senior Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace