Mikhail Pletnev Archive
We hear some past Mikhail Pletnev “between official takes” in this amalgam of a recital, performed often in dazzling style.
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 3 in D Major,“Polish”; Coronation March – Russian Nat. Orch./ Mikhail Pletnev – PentaTone
Though not top drawer, this is one of Pletnev’s finer Tchaikovsky recordings.
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 2 in c, “Little Russian”; Symphony No. 2, original first movt. – Russian Nat. Orch./ Mikhail Pletnev – PentaTone
Great reading, poor coupling, short timing—what’s a buyer to do?
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 1, “Winter Dreams”; Marche Slave – Russian Nat. Orch. / Mikhail Pletnev – PentaTone
A crackerjack recording of Marche Slave, but Pletnev’s First Symphony performance has problems.
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony “Pathétique”; Capriccio Italien – Russian Nat. Orch./Mikhail Pletnev – PentaTone
This is the best performance and recording in Pletnev’s series of the Tchaikovsky symphonies.
Martha Argerich Edition: Concertos = Works of CHOPIN, PROKOFIEV, BARTOK, BEETHOVEN, SCHUMANN etc.- EMI (4 CDs)
The EMI collection traverses Martha Argerich’s work in concertos 1997-2007, an often brilliant and poetic series of displays by an honest virtuoso.
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64; Francesca da Rimini, Op. 32 – Russian National Orchestra / Mikhail Pletnev – PentaTone Classics
Pletnev’s bigger-than-life conception of these works is matched by vivid SACD sound from PentaTone.
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 4 in f, op. 36; Romeo and Juliet – Russian National Orchestra/ Mikhail Pletnev, conductor – PentaTone
Readers, you have no idea how surprised I am at myself seeing those five stars in the header.