Recorded live at the Gwandhaus in 2018, this excellent program from the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig and their conductor Andris Nelsons features Tchaikovsky`s Symphonies Nos. 4, 5, and 6, as well as works by Mozart, Mussorgsky, Shostakovich, and Weinberg, making for a thrilling and well-rounded programme. Andris Nelsons is Music Director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Gewandhauskapellmeister of the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. These two positions, in addition to his leadership of a pioneering alliance between both institutions, have firmly established Grammy Award-winning Nelsons as one of the most renowned and innovative conductors on the international scene today.
"Andris Nelsons conducted with concise focus and vigor and elicited the orchestra both tonal beauty and technical precision and visible enthusiasm." (THE BOSTON GLOBE)
Gramophone Magazine March 2021
The performances are a wonderful showcase for the refined sound of the Gewandhaus Orchestra. Strings are unfailingly rich and burnished, brass have a full-bodied tone and woodwinds often distinguish themselves, particularly some velvety clarinet-playing in the Fifth...It’s the two concertos that really make this set attractive. Baiba Skride is outstanding in Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1.