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Symfonieën - Verschenen op 27 oktober 2017 | Sony Classical

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen Gramophone Record of the Month - Diapason d'or / Arte - Choc de Classica - 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik
An album, a symphony: you would think that we had returned to the days of the Long Play, and the era of Mravinsky, Doráti, Markevitch, Karajan as well as many other performers and interpreters who have marked the discographic history of the last symphony from Piotr Ilitch Tchaikovsky. The album cover also seems to confirm it: it brings to mind the old RCA covers from the 50s and 60s. Sony Classical, being very supportive of the artistic endeavours of the Greco-Russian master, didn't hesitate to bring out a roughly 45-minute album - they had done better with the Rites of Spring (2015), which was feted in the press. Here, Teodor Currentzis continues his exploration of Tchaikovsky's world, with the Pathétique, putting the accent on the dynamic contrasts, sometimes naturally, sometimes by technical means (adagio lamentoso), and bringing to bear some methods that are normally specific to pop music. He exploits the sombre tone of the work, even above its rhythmic energy, and looks to create atmospheres that one could often call morbid. For record-lovers, this release is a great opportunity to revisit his discography, and for all other ardent Qobuz users it is an opportunity to rediscover this true emblem of the orchestral repertoire. © TG/Qobuz
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Symfonieën - Verschenen op 7 oktober 2014 | SDG

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason - 4 étoiles Classica - 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik
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Symfonieën - Verschenen op 19 oktober 2018 | Sony Classical

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik
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Symfonieën - Verschenen op 28 augustus 2015 | Wiener Symphoniker

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik
Philippe Jordan and the Vienna Symphony performed Franz Schubert's Symphony No. 8 in B minor, "Unfinished," and the Symphony No. 9 in C major, "The Great," in two concerts at the Vienna Musikverein, and released the recordings in 2015 on the orchestra's own label. The performances are solid mainstream interpretations with some influence of period practice, insofar as repeats are taken, tempos are brisk, and the orchestra's sound is lean and bright, even with the use of modern instruments. This is increasingly the way Schubert is played by major symphony orchestras, so the Vienna Symphony really can't be faulted for not taking the plunge into historically informed practices, fully equipped with original instruments. However, the reproduction of both performances is curiously mixed, with a tinny quality in the upper registers of both strings and woodwinds, and the music at times seems filtered at the mixing board, rather than given full, natural tone and presence. If all that's needed is state-of-the-art audiophile technology, then it behooves the Vienna Symphony to upgrade to multichannel recording and the hybrid SACD format to give a better presentation of its sound and to win new fans, because the orchestra's committed playing certainly warrants it. © TiVo