Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 6
Deutsche Grammophon 479 0835
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.