Paavo Järvi - Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 - Presto Classical

If this first instalment is anything to go by, Järvi’s Tchaikovsky cycle with his Swiss orchestra is going to be a real ear-opener: this is one of the most crystalline and beautifully-balanced accounts of the symphony I’ve come across, with a wealth of woodwind and string detail that often gets obscured by the brass coming to the fore and a real balletic impulse underpinning the outer movements as well as a delightfully airy scherzo.

Presto Music
27 November 2020