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Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5, Romeo & Juliet - Gatti

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5, Romeo & Juliet - Gatti

Harmonia Mundi  HMU 807381

Stereo/Multichannel Hybrid

Classical - Orchestral


Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor Op. 64, Romeo and Juliet (Fantasy Overture)

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Daniele Gatti (conductor)


In his first recording for harmonia mundi, Maestro Gatti leads the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in a visionary, romantic reading of two Tchaikovsky favourites: the fifth symphony and the Fantasy Overture Romeo and Juliet. Demonstrating a passionate respect for the composer's intentions, Gatti restores the rarely observed tempo markings and dynamic indications which Tchaikovsky detailed in his score.

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Comment by hiredfox - June 17, 2019 (1 of 1)

Unquestionably the finest 5th on SA-CD, casting stereotypical interpretations aside to provide a reading of immense insight and sensitivity. As Gramophone said at the time startlingly original yet somehow right.