BBC Music Magazine gives the Pittsburgh Symphony and Manfred Honeck a 5-Star Recording rating for Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 and Leshnoff: Double Concerto and makes it their Orchestral Choice!
“Tchaikovsky’s Fourth is a work of inspired structural ingenuity, as is clear both from Manfred Honeck’s insightful and extensive notes and this fine recording by the Pittsburgh Symphony… Honeck paces everything so that the eruptions that crown the first movement’s exposition, development, recapitulation and coda retain fully their elemental power to shock. … there is no doubting the sense of excitement Honeck generates. His imaginative and unexpected coupling is the premiere recording of Jonathan Leshnoff’s enchanting 2018 Double Concerto, played with irresistible élan by two of the orchestra’s woodwind principals. … reminiscent of Tchaikovsky’s great Russian contemporary, Rimsky-Korsakov.”—Julian Haylock, BBC Music Magazine (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Performance ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Recording)