Tchaikovsky: Symphonic Poems / Manfred Symphony

DISC 1
1. Romeo and Juliet Overture
2. Francesca da Rimini, Op. 32
3. The voyevoda, Op. 78
4. The tempest, Op. 18

DISC 2
1. Marche slave, Op. 31
2. Festival Overture on the Danish National Hymn, Op. 15
3. Fatum, Op. 77
4. Hamlet Overture, Op. 67
5. Capriccio italien, Op. 45

DISC 3
1. Hamlet Overture, Op. 67
2. Manfred Symphony in B minor, Op. 58
3. Manfred Symphony in B minor, Op. 58
4. Manfred Symphony in B minor, Op. 58
5. Manfred Symphony in B minor, Op. 58
6. 1812 Overture, Op. 49

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Reviews

Gramophone

There are few musicians I'd choose to hear conducting this music more than Pletnev: he keeps it on a tight rein with maximum intensity and a real sense of electricity crackling below the surface; and that's not to say he doesn't reach into the emotional heart of the music. The Manfred is wonderful but then so is Pletnev's gloriously fresh way with [the 1812 Overture], Romeo and Juliet, Marche slave, Francesca da Rimini and the Capriccio italien... The playing of the Russian National Orchestra is thrilling.

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