Paavo Järvi - Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 - BBC Music Magazine
This is music that tantalisingly sits on a musical knife-edge between the concert hall and the ballet theatre. Fine versions of the Fifth Symphony abound in the catalogue, yet few achieve a compelling symbiosis of the music's structural and emotional content, of creating a captivating psychodrama in sound that goes way beyond mere orchestral mechanics.
Järvi’s clear-sightedness and avoidance of heavy rhetoric proves an ear-tweaking antidote to supercharged classics.