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Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6
Symphony No.6 in B minor--Pathétique, op.74
Marche slave, op.31
Mikhail Pletnev, conductor
Gramophone List: The 100 Greatest Recordings
Virgin 759 66121 (1991)

Acclaim for Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6

Gramophone List: The 100 Greatest Recordings
" Another jaw-dropping experience from Pletnev and his crack Russian National Orchestra: a really complete Pathétique."

Gramophone (December 2005)

"It takes a pretty special "Pathétique" to make a London critic sit up these days, but special is the word here... There's poetry, subtlety, mood-painting that is rich but never over-ripe and - yes - dignity. The revelations don't stop there. No one should be surprised to hear that a Russian orchestra can be soul-stirring, but the tonal sophistication and superbly judged balance are something new."

The Observer, London

" awe-inspiring experience. Should human beings be able to play like this?"


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