Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks - BRSO

Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 5 in E Minor

CD: Mariss Jansons – Tschaikowsky 5 © BR-KLASSIK Label

His Fifth Symphony is one of Tchaikovsky’s most popular works today. A live recording of this work with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks and Mariss Jansons from 2009 will now be published in a special edition with the BR-KLASSIK Catalogue 2019 for the 10th anniversary of the BR-KLASSIK Label.

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The Symphony No. 5, which came about over a very short time period some twelve years later is today one of Tchaikovsky’s most popular works. As early as the world première in St. Petersburg it was already a great public success. More feeling, more emotion and more drama could hardly be converted into symphonic music; however a superior compositional technique and a ongoingly consummate command of structure keeps the work from ever slipping into superficial mawkishness.

No question about it: Mariss Jansons has just the right pinch of “Russian soul” to bring out this work in to full power: the recording in October 2009 reveal the conductor in perfect unity with his orchestra, a combination capable of bringing ecstasy and control into perfect balance here.

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Mariss Jansons conductor

1 CD special price
Product number: 900104
(incl. BR-KLASSIK Catalogue 2019)
Total Time: 45:38 min.