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Tchaikovsky & Rachmaninov: Piano Trios (BIS)

(Déjà Review) Playing of great intelligence, intellectual rigour and keen spontaneity [TH]

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Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 (Sony Classical)

An extraordinarily daring and vital realisation of a masterwork by a “maverick” conductor who dares to challenge convention – and triumphs [RMo]

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Thomas Jensen (conductor) Legacy Vol. 21 (Danacord)

New music, unfamiliar music and Light Music form this focused twofer [JW]

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Tchaikovsky: Complete Symphonies (Brilliant Classics)

Conducting, playing and engineering of the highest quality – subtle and thrilling in equal measure; a treasurable set [RMo]

Tchaikovsky & Korngold: String Sextets (Hyperion)

Two great Romantic string sextets played with the Nash Ensemble’s usual brilliance [NB]

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Tchaikovsky: Orchestral works (Chandos)

A very well played anthology of what is not Tchaikovsky’s most memorable or celebrated music [RMo]

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Nocturnes from 19th century Russia, Volume 1 (Brilliant Classics)

A lovely collection that explores a rich seam of often neglected music and finds some real rarities [RCh]

Tchaikovsky:  Symphonies 5 & 6 (Claves)

A lyrical, transparent account of the Fifth with an interesting condensed finale, and a good Sixth of no special distinction [RMo]

Artur Rodziński (conductor): The Complete Columbia Album Collection (Sony Classical)

Sony’s second Rodziński box fills a significant gap from his Cleveland years [JH]

Dans nos yeux  – recital (Warner Classics)

Crossover, yes, but don’t let that deter you from some very enjoyable music [DJB]

Popper: Complete Transcriptions for Violoncello and Piano (Paladino Music)

A valuable addition to the Popper discography and a chance to hear a Hubay rarity [RCh]

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Tchaikovsky: Iolanta & The Nutcracker (C Major)

A conflation of opera and ballet, well-staged and performed, more than a seasonal song-and-dance show [RWe]

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Shura Cherkassky (piano): The Complete 78-rpm Recordings 1923-1950 (APR)

An opportunity to savour Cherkassy’s seductive magic [SG]

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Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin (Opus Arte)

A superbly realised version of Tchaikovsky’s essentially domestic opera avoids any elements of tragic inflation [PCG]

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Tchaikovsky: Symphony 4 (The Cleveland Orchestra Recordings)

A mismatch between conductor and composition however well it is played [DMD]

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Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker (Opus Arte)

(Déjà Review) Truly magical – the ideal family Christmas present [IL]

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Ekaterina Siurina (soprano) Where Is My Beloved? (Delos)

I have enjoyed hearing this praiseworthy collection of ten celebrated opera arias [MC]

Kathleen Parlow (violin): Complete Recordings (Biddulph)

A long overdue salute to an overlooked Auer student and a Canadian violinist of technical polish [JW]

Ekaterina Siurina (soprano): Where Is My Beloved? (Delos)

A stream of imperturbably sedate tone, virtually devoid of characterisation [RMo]

Festive Sounds (SWR Classic)

A pleasant hour of music basking in a warmly resonant recording [MP]

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Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 5 (BR Klassik)

These are striking performances of Tchaikovsky’s renowned Fifth Symphony and Liszt’s Mazeppa [MC]

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Tchaikovsky: String Quartets (Elatus)

(Déjà Review) Superb performances given by one of the world’s finest string quartets [CF]

Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings (Brilliant Classics)

A pleasing compilation of some of Tchaikovsky’s most beguiling string music featuring two premieres [RMo]

Shura Cherkassky (piano) Complete Recordings (APR)

Astonishing playing from a giant of the piano world [RCh]