The Norwegian Klassisk Musikkmagasin‘s 2016 Issue Number 2 features a rave review for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Manfred Honeck’s latest release:
“Manfred Honeck’s reading of Tchaikovsky’s Sixth Symphony – the so-called (not by Tchaikovsky) ‘Pathétique’ – will send shivers down your spine: not only is the interpretation fiercely driven and the playing thrilling, but the recorded sound has a visceral physical impact. And if that weren’t already enough, Honeck adds a 20-minute fantasy on material from Dvořák’s opera Rusalka, which is wholly delightful, with some sections worthy of the later symphonies, others sounding like newly discovered Slavonic Dances and the famous ‘Song to the Moon’ taken by solo violin, discretely supported by a solo trumpet, almost as moving as the original. Structurally, it’s a bit of a ragbag, with little pretension of symphonic coherence – but who cares: it is bloody marvellous, and with luck this first recording will win it many friends, and much exposure in the concert hall, where I would love to hear it.” —Martin Anderson, Klassisk Musikkmagasin
See the review in the original language on page 68 of the issue!
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74
Dvořák: Rusalka Fantasy (arr. Honeck/Ille)
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Manfred Honeck, Music Director