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  Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5, Pique Dame Overture - Kitajenko
  Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5, Pique Dame Overture

Gürzenich-Orchester Köln
Dmitrij Kitajenko (conductor)
Track listing:
  Classical - Orchestral
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Review by jeffreybehr August 18, 2012 (4 of 4 found this review helpful)
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Just heard this for the severalth time, and it's now my favorite. Previous comments about poor choices for tempos ring wrongly FOR ME--Katajenko's tempos are slower than some, and nothing ever sounds rushed, it all sounds JUST RIGHT. I especially love that he doesn't speed the end of that magnificent march that comprises the bulk of the last movement. The orchestra sounds truly world-class in all sections, and the members play their collective hearts out for the conductor. The recording quality is absolutely 5-star; in my largish musicroom, it sounds as if I'm sitting on a stepladder behind the conductor and that all those people are playing just FOR ME. For instance, listen to the unison horns playing that gorgeous theme in the 2nd movement--there's simply nothing but maybe 50 feet of AIR between you and those players! Thank you very much Recording Producer Jens Schunemann and Recording Engineer Christian Feldgen. Every section of the orchestra sounds natural and well balanced, and one can hear the considerable and attactive contribution of the hall, in substantial contrast to many orchestral recordings, especially those made in halls with audience seating behind the orchestra. If you love your Tchaik 5s NOT rushed, buy this; you won't be sorry. And if you're looking for a multichannel SACD to show off your system's transparency, this one is at the 99th percentile, along with TELARC's recording of the Rotterdam Chamber Orchestra's collection of string suites, Grieg: Holberg Suite, Dvorak/Elgar: Serenade for Strings - Conrad van Alphen .

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Works: 2  

Peter Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 5 in E minor, TH 29 Op. 64
Peter Tchaikovsky - The Queen of Spades, TH 10 Op. 68