LOrchestre de la Suisse Romande [Ruggiero Ricci (violin)]
Suite No.3 recorded June 1977 in the Sofiensaal, Musikverein, Vienna; Suite No.4 in December 1966 in Victoria Hall, Geneva
CD No: DECCA ELOQUENCE 476 2723 Duration: 68 minutes Reviewed: January 2007
Tchaikovsky Orchestral Suites
...a sixty-word review by Colin Anderson
Tchaikovskys delectable Suite No.3, its finale the marvellous Theme and Variations (often played separately) offering a microcosm of the composers genius, is crammed-full of beauty and ingenuity. Maazel and the VPO are lavish in their presentation. Ansermet and the SRO are plainer (but no less perceptive) in their revealing of Tchaikovskys orchestration of a Mozart miscellany: a very attractive confection.