Oleg Caetani succeeded Marcus Stenz as Chief Conductor and Artistic director of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. He is a graduate of the St Petersburg Conservatory and has an interesting approach to Tchaikovsky’s music. He lets the composer speak and avoids the romantic trappings of over exaggerated rubato.
12th December 2009
“Caetani lets Tchaikovsky speak for himself: the contrapuntal rigour, the emotional tenderness, the occasional hint of hysteria within a classical structure...A bargain at less than £30, but a treasure at any price.”
“The performance of the First Symphony sets the template for the whole, being refreshingly unexaggerated, personable, neatly prepared and with plenty of intelligent observation along the way...the Polish, Fifth and Manfred symphonies all receive performances of no mean stature.”
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