Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.6 Teodor Currentzis MusicAeterna
Yes, you need this one in your vast collection.
G. Gordon Holt once said the greater the performance, the worse the sound. He would have loved this recording.
First its sonic character: Overall, highly dynamic, very rich and 3-dimensional. Loud passages remain rich and musical.
For performance my point of comparison is Mravinsky on DG.
The first movement is especially expressive. Bernstein would have loved this treatment. The second movement exceptionally lyrical. The third is worth the purchase price alone… exceptionally tense and dynamic. The last movement is brimming with musical tension.
I think is has been a long time since an old war-horse has received so much acclaim from the press.