Wednesday, December 12, 2007

WGUC's Top CD of 2007 - Tchaikovsky

December 12, 2007

By Robin Gehl

WVXU To paraphrase an old marketing slogan, "this is not your father's Oldsmobile," these are not your father's classical artists. A new generation of instrumentalists, singers, and conductors has been taking the concert stage by storm, represented in part by these ten standout recordings of 2007.
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This marks the twelfth recording with Paavo Jarvi and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, one of few American orchestras with an active recording contract. Son of conducting icon Neeme Jarvi, whose own discography numbers hundreds of recordings, the younger Jarvi and the CSO—regarded as a top American orchestra—are on their way up, beautifully performing these two Tchaikovsky stalwarts.
Paavo Jarvi conducts the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. (Telarc 80681)

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