Composer: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
Performer: Norbert Gembaczka
Orchestra: Russian National Orchestra
Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Size: 0.98 GB
Manfred Symphony, Op. 58
01. I. Lento lugubre – Moderato con moto
02. II. Vivace con spirito
03. III. Andante con moto
04. IV. Allegro con fuoco
This recording of Tchaikovsky’s lesser-known Manfred Symphony tops off an outstanding complete recording of the six numbered symphonies.
Those familiar with Pletnev’s Tchaikovsky project have impatiently been looking forward to this last recording with high expectations, as the Manfred is rarely performed in concert and a true rarity in the super-audio catalogue (most of the recordings of it are out of print and/or hard to find).
And the finished product is sure to exceed all expectations. This is Tchaikovsky as he has never been heard before. Under Mikhail Pletnev’s baton, the Russian National Orchestra exhibits an immense degree of esprit de corps, vitality, rigor and soul.