TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No 2. Mussorgsky, CD review

Geoffrey Norris of The Daily Telegraph

"Having chosen Khachaturian for their first Onyx disc last year, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Kirill Karabits turn to more substantial music for this follow-up, with Tchaikovsky’s “Little Russian” Symphony, the Ravel orchestration of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition and the original version of Night on the Bare Mountain.

All three show that Karabits has had a significant impact on the orchestra since his arrival there two years ago, moulding it to his interpretative and repertoire preferences. Strong rhythmic definition, clarity of orchestral texture and firmly controlled impetus give the Tchaikovsky a definite boost."


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