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Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.6/Suite No.3: Theme & Variations
Tchaikovsky, Kempe, Vpo
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.6/Suite No.3: Theme & Variations
Genre: Classical
 
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Fine performances by a master conductor whose early death really prevented him from achieving "Grand Old Man" status. In Romantic music, Rudolf Kempe had few peers during the '50s and '60s, and although his outstanding ach...  more »

      
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All Artists: Tchaikovsky, Kempe, Vpo
Title: Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.6/Suite No.3: Theme & Variations
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Label: Testament UK
Release Date: 6/10/1997
Album Type: Import
Genre: Classical
Style: Symphonies
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 749677110420

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Fine performances by a master conductor whose early death really prevented him from achieving "Grand Old Man" status. In Romantic music, Rudolf Kempe had few peers during the '50s and '60s, and although his outstanding achievement may be as a conductor of opera--Wagner especially--this fine Tchaikovsky disc is also a worthy tribute to his memory. Both orchestras respond to his unfailingly musical conceptions with enthusiasm and precision, and the remastered sound has transferred very well to CD. --David Hurwitz

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Poignant and reverent
Benjamin R. Garrison | Lynnwood, WA United States | 10/09/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I've heard many versions of Tchaikovsky's 6th and most are well done. I own two other versions of this masterpiece and they're both very good. This version however rises to a new level. Kempe achieves a balance between restraint and indulgence. The symphony is touching and moving without ever getting maudlin or mawkish. Kempe makes the orchestra cry--while at the same time keeping the score noble and profound. There is a tender clarity of phrasing here that heightens the tragic poetry of Tchaikovsky's vision. If you're confused by the sheer number of available recordings of this work-- look no further. This is one you should get."