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      February 9, 2014

      Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 6 in B minor, Op 74, Pathétique: First movement (18:33)

      Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra / Yannick Nézet-Séguin

      The dynamic French-Canadian conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin has recorded the symphony that has played a central role in his remarkable career – Tchaikovsky’s Sixth. He first heard it live in Montreal at the age of eight. It was the work he chose for his debut with both the Orchestre Metropolitain du Grand Montréal and the Philadelphia Orchestra. Conducting this quintessentially Russian music with the Rotterdam Philharmonic acknowledges his predecessor on the podium, Valery Gergiev, as well as showcasing the depth and refinement of the Dutch orchestra’s rich textures.

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      Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 6, 3.5 out of 5 based on 8 ratings

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      • Marc Temkin

        I liked this recording, the sound in the fast passages is light which is good. However there was some unfocused, sloppy, ensemble playing in the rapid passages that precede the main theme. And that disrupted the time. Not something I would expect from a full-time orchestra with standard literature.

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