Symphony No.3 in Eb major Opus 55 (4) Ludwig Van Beethoven
Classic FM Album of the Week, 5 May 2015, after 10am
The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra - under its Chief Conductor Vasily Petrenko - here deliver a remarkable selection of Tchaikovsky's greatest works.
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The Capriccio Italien is here, along with Francesca da Rimini, an intensely felt Romeo and Juliet, and a suitably high-voltage 1812 Overture to rattle the rafters.
Petrenko draws out wonderfully expressive performances from the RLPO in a dazzling collection which both celebrates Tchaikovsky's 175th birthday and the RLPO's 175th anniversary year - almost twins and very well suited to each other.