Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6

Symphony No.6 in B minor--Pathétique, op.74
Marche slave, op.31
Mikhail Pletnev, conductor
Virgin 759 66121
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Reviews

The Observer, London

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.

Gramophone

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

Gramophone

Another jaw-dropping experience from Pletnev and his crack Russian National Orchestra: a really complete Pathétique.

What They’re Saying

"Like everything else about how Pletnev runs this orchestra, he takes nothing for granted... And also like everything else about this remarkable organization, he makes it seem not just new but newly worthwhile."

Los Angeles Times