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Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 & Hamlet Overture

City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Andris Nelsons

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With more than 150 recordings of Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony available, it could be argued that there should be a moratorium on recording this piece. After Mengelberg, Mravinsky, Stokowski, Svetlanov, Ormandy, Karajan, Bernstein, Solti, Dorati, and dozens of other masters have recorded the work, some of them multiple times, is there anything new left to do with Tchaikovsky's Fifth? Conductor Andris Nelsons demonstrates in this 2009 recording of the work with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra that there are indeed new approaches, but they are not good. Though Nelsons is a talented conductor and the orchestra is more than capable, they only seem interested in inflating the Fifth's size by raising its emotional temperature. Nelsons does this in part by exaggerating the dynamics and dynamic contrasts. Forte is fortissimo, piano is pianissimo, and the distance between the two is huge. He is also continually speeding up and slowing down tempos, making the relationships between tempos hazy at best and haphazard at worst. The opening and closing movements rarely hold to any single tempo for long, and second themes tend not to return at anything like the same tempo as their first appearance. Nelsons' reading sounds at any moment like it could go off the tracks, and the fact that it doesn't is testimony to Nelsons' control and the Birmingham musicians' skill, but it makes the performance scary to sit through. The performers also take on Tchaikovsky's Hamlet Overture and the result is similarly unsuccessful. Orfeo's digital sound is clear, direct, and well-balanced.

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Andris Nelsons

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Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64, TH 29 (Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky)

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I. Andante - Allegro con anima 00:14:53

City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra - Andris Nelsons, Conductor - Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer

2015 Orfeo

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II. Andante cantabile con alcuna licenza 00:13:21

City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra - Andris Nelsons, Conductor - Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer

2015 Orfeo

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III. Valse. Allegro moderato 00:05:44

City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra - Andris Nelsons, Conductor - Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer

2015 Orfeo

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IV. Finale. Andante maestoso - Allegro vivace 00:12:16

City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra - Andris Nelsons, Conductor - Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer

2015 Orfeo

Hamlet Overture, Op. 67, TH 53 (Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky)

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Hamlet Overture, Op. 67, TH 53 00:18:59

City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra - Andris Nelsons, Conductor - Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer

2015 Orfeo

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With more than 150 recordings of Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony available, it could be argued that there should be a moratorium on recording this piece. After Mengelberg, Mravinsky, Stokowski, Svetlanov, Ormandy, Karajan, Bernstein, Solti, Dorati, and dozens of other masters have recorded the work, some of them multiple times, is there anything new left to do with Tchaikovsky's Fifth? Conductor Andris Nelsons demonstrates in this 2009 recording of the work with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra that there are indeed new approaches, but they are not good. Though Nelsons is a talented conductor and the orchestra is more than capable, they only seem interested in inflating the Fifth's size by raising its emotional temperature. Nelsons does this in part by exaggerating the dynamics and dynamic contrasts. Forte is fortissimo, piano is pianissimo, and the distance between the two is huge. He is also continually speeding up and slowing down tempos, making the relationships between tempos hazy at best and haphazard at worst. The opening and closing movements rarely hold to any single tempo for long, and second themes tend not to return at anything like the same tempo as their first appearance. Nelsons' reading sounds at any moment like it could go off the tracks, and the fact that it doesn't is testimony to Nelsons' control and the Birmingham musicians' skill, but it makes the performance scary to sit through. The performers also take on Tchaikovsky's Hamlet Overture and the result is similarly unsuccessful. Orfeo's digital sound is clear, direct, and well-balanced.

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