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A Blistering Whirlwind

More from the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra,
heard by MIKE WHEELER

 

The Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow Radio's current UK tour took them to Nottingham's Royal Concert Hall (Nottingham, UK, 20 October 2010) with a mostly different programme from their Derby date a few days before.

In spite of my interest in Scandinavian music, Ole Olsen was a new name to me. On the evidence of his Asgaardsreisen (here given the English title 'The Wild Ride of Thor'), he emerges as a kind of Norwegian Smetana...

Copyright © 31 October 2010 Mike Wheeler,
Derby UK

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