Symphony no. 5 - Tchaikovsky
Manfred Honeck / Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Symphony no. 5 - Tchaikovsky

CD | Exton | 4526977004439 | OVCL 443 | 07-11

About the album

“There is hardly another composer so stuck with the cliché of being sentimental or noisy as Tchaikovsky. Not that it would be necessary to deny the sentiment or the triumphant fortissimo in his music - for me the secret is not to enhance these traits, as they have, according to Gustav Mahler, already been "composed into" the music. Otherwise sentiment will become insufferable mawkishness and a triumphant march turns into nothing but hysterical racket. This might be why many consider this piece as bombastic and overplayed, but in my point of view this symphony is one of the most profound of its time and deserves to be treated with the utmost respect.
In his notebook Tchaikovsky hinted at a program for the Fifth Symphony. The question of whether or not Tchaikovsky oriented himself towards Beethoven's Fifth Symphony (known as "Fate") might be interesting, but in the end is not of vital importance here. Rather, it is essential to watch the tiniest details of the varying moods and let every musical phrase become part of the whole story. [......] “ (by Manfred Honeck)

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Manfred Honecks Einstand beim Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Diese Live-Aufnahme ist ein wertvolles Dokument der ersten Konzertes von Manfred Honeck mit dem Pittsburgh Symphony Orchesters aus dem Jahre 2006. Dies führte zu seiner Ernennung als Chefdirigent des Orchester und markiert den Beginn einer langfristigen und glückhaften Zusammenarbeit. Honeck arbeitet bei Tschaikowskys Fünfter alle Details heraus und breitet eine dramatische Geschichte aus, die vom ‚Sieg der Seele’ erzählt.

Konzerttermine in Deutschland während der Europa-Tournee des Pittsburgh Symphony Orchesters:

26. August 2011  Wiesbaden / Rheingau Musik Festival
27. August 2011  Hamburg / Schleswig-Holstein-Musik-Festival
09. August 2011  Bonn / Beethoven-Fest
10. August 2011  Bonn / Beethoven-Fest
11. September 2011 Berlin / Berliner Festwochen

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