De vaak hinkende wals klinkt als de elegantste ballerina en de duisternis van het laatste deel lijkt recht uit Tsjaikovski’s ziel op te stijgen.
Habitée de bout en bout pare une tension narrative, cette Symphonie ets d’une allure racée. (...) L’excellente alto allemande Gerhild Romberger est impeccablement accompagnée dans sa musique nocturne. (...)
(...) merkwürdig zivilisiert und klangschön (...)
Immagine sonora ariosa, timbro correttodi archi e fiati, presenza mai inopportunadelle percussioni, ma ancora più impor-tante c’è da segnalare l’emissione coe-rente che offre un respiro naturale ad unaregistrazione effettuata nel gennaio del2014 nel Palazzo delle Arti di Budapestutilizzando una catena in DSD con mac-chine Grimm Audio, Pyramix Editing eMerging Technologies.
(...) wieder auf Topniveau spielenden Budapest Festival Orchestra (...) Er (Fischer) legt einen sanften Schleier der Melancholie und das Elegischen über die vielen dramatischen Ausbrüche dieser letzten Arbeit Tschaikowskys (...)
"The wonderful soundstage capabilities of the e32 were well demonstrated with the 2014 recording of Tchaikovsky: Symphony NO. 6 performed by Ivan Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra. Roon indicated that this DSD64 recording had a dynamic range of 22. And sure enough, be prepared to turn the volume up to fully experience this fine recording. The exaSound e32 was capable of reproducing a richly layered soundstage with a tube-like bloom and dimensionality. The e32 was very capable of resolving low level information with an ultra-quiet background."
Bob Attiyeh of Yarlung Records
We haven’t yet had the opportunity to record a Tchaikovsky symphony at Yarlung Records, so we are enjoying those made by friends. Jared Sacks’ new release of Tchaikovsky’s massive Symphony No. 6, on Channel Classics and NativeDSD rewards at so many levels. Conductor Iván Fischer leads the Budapest Festival Orchestra in what starts out as an overly polite Adagio first movement. We understand Fischer’s choice by the time the piece evolves into the brief moments of light in the second movement. By the elemental and heartbreaking Adagio lamentoso final movement, all of Fischer’s choices make sense, and the symphony reaches an open-ended conclusion, reflecting Tchaikovsky’s very real dilemma as he reached the end of his life. Throughout, Jared’s recording captures the nuances of Fischer’s interpretation in clear and dramatic precision and beauty.
There has been so much high quality Tchaikovsky performance around, in concert and on disc, that it’s almost a shame to be picky. But if you know the work of conductor Ivan Fischer and his thoroughbred Budapest Festival Orchestra, you will not be surprised to learn that this team is in a league of its own (...) This is a great performance (...) shaping of dynamics as you will seldom hear.
Diapason 5 stars
(...) Fisher pense musique et non effet. (...)
While there are many recordings of the work, few can possibly sound as good and feel as right as the new hybrid SACD from Channel Classics (...) discover the deeply seductive and energizing nature of Fischer’s performance (...)
The sheer natural musicality of Fischer’s Budapest players is, as always, refreshing (...)
From the first few bars of this breathtakingly poised and lucid account of Tchaikovsky's 6th Symphony one is immediately struck by the sheer beauty of the sound that perfectly captures the carefully graded dynamics of the refined Budapest strings (...). It is certainly a recording that stands out even amongst the huge recorded archive available on disc. The marvellously realistic and impeccably balanced sound quality of Jared Sack's 5.0 multi-channel DSD recording on this SACD can be taken for granted, and while the sonic allure of this SACD will be enough for many, when combined with the cool fluency and unforced naturalness of Fischer's interpretation it is worth consideration even by those who have multiple version of this work.
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Zoveelste schot in de roos van maestro Fischer (...) Het orkest excelleert in nuances en emotie. (...) Geen wonder dat de luisteraar helemaal meegesleept wordt. Je hoort de vertrouwde klanken als het ware met nieuwe oren. Zo verbluffend is het eindresultaat.
(...) he’s brought to light elements of this work, in particular textural details, that I’d never heard before. (...) intelligently-paced and emotionally powerful Tchaikovsky (...)