Search - Tchaikovsky, Slatkin, Slso :: Symphony 6 / Hamlet

Symphony 6 / Hamlet
Tchaikovsky, Slatkin, Slso
Symphony 6 / Hamlet
Genre: Classical


CD Details

All Artists: Tchaikovsky, Slatkin, Slso
Title: Symphony 6 / Hamlet
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: RCA
Release Date: 4/6/1993
Genre: Classical
Style: Symphonies
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 090266043828

Similar CDs


CD Reviews

Gregory M. Zinkl | Chicago, IL | 12/10/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Goosebumps. Fear. Fright. Terror. That's mov't I.Dread. Dead. Dying. Resignation. That's mov't IV.If you have Ormandy's earliest *Sony* stereo version, you'll have an inkling of what this recording is like. Ormandy's recording is to cherish. Slatkin's is to horde and covet. You MUST have this Pathetique in your collection! American Record Guide, who panned a lot of Slatkin's Tchaikovsky series (unjustly in some instances, I might add (IMHO, of course)), called this THE recording of this work (if there is such a thing).From the first fff chord in I, there is a terror that permeates the work. It lies silently in wait in II and III, which have always seemed a little out of place in this work of gloom and doom to me. The terror from I returns in IV, transformed into a helpless resignation. Limp on the ground. Alone. Desolate. As in, bury-me-know-I've-lost-the-battle-with-life despair. It's not Bernstein's over the top, whip the resigned guy with more emotional tassles. Slatkin is true to the music to the very end.Needless to say, the playing by the orchestra is super-human. This recording is by far the best performance in their already excellent, under-appreciated, under-publicized, series (caveat: I haven't heard 4 yet)."