November 06, 2018

Gramophone Editor’s Choice: Tchaikovsky – Swan Lake

“Jurowski’s Swan Lake is up there with the very best.”

We are proud to share with you that ”Tchaikovsky – Swan Lake” with Vladimir Jurowski and the State Academic Symphony/GASO is Gramophone Editor’s Choice for November 2018! Read a glimpse of the review below!

This is a terrific new account. Jurowski’s ‘Svetlanov’ Orchestra – basically the old USSR State Symphony – really has this music coursing through its veins. The orchestra still has a distinctly Russian flavour, even if the paint-stripper brass and acidic oboe of yore have been polished up. The strings are sumptuously rich, while the woodwinds are superb – the aristocratic trill with which the clarinet ends the Intrada of the pas de trois (disc 1, track 5) is outrageously good.

Mark Pullinger

Read the full review on Gramophone – November 2018 Issue

Photo by Matthias Creutziger