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Peter Quantrill
Gramophone, August 2019

MOZART, W.A.: Symphony No. 40 / TCHAIKOVSKY, P.I.: Symphony No. 6, "Pathétique" (Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, A. Nelsons) (NTSC) ACC-20445
MOZART, W.A.: Symphony No. 40 / TCHAIKOVSKY, P.I.: Symphony No. 6, "Pathétique" (Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, A. Nelsons) (Blu-ray, Full-HD) ACC-10445

If ‘effortless naturalness’ is what you’re looking for in Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique Symphony, then this beautifully balanced performance may please you no less than Nelsons’s CBSO recording (Orfeo, 9/11), which is cast from an almost identical mould.

Nelsons is an experienced master of the protracted silence, simultaneously attracting attention and deflecting it from himself 50 seconds here, nearly two minutes after a War Requiem at the BBC Proms… © 2019 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone

Robert Benson, May 2019

Andres Nelsons is a busy conductor on the international scene, particularly as music director of the Boston Symphony and, since last year, music director of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra. Here is his latest video with that orchestra. It couples two popular symphonies: Mozart’s No 40, and Tchaikovsky’s pathétique. The recording was made in the magnificent Leipzig Gewandhaus March 2018. Both surely are excellent performances, perfectly played… © 2019 Read complete review

Andrew Clements
The Guardian, May 2019

By coincidence, the Pathétique also forms part of an Accentus DVD of performances by the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra under Andris Nelsons, one of the other leading contenders for the Berlin job when Petrenko was appointed in 2015. Recorded in the Gewandhaus in March last year, the disc also contains Mozart’s G minor Symphony K550 (though not, sadly, the new work by Thomas Larcher that was also part of the concert). Comparing the two Tchaikovsky interpretations is instructive. Both orchestras are magnificent, with perhaps the more lustrous strings in Leipzig… © 2019 The Guardian Read complete review

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