Experience the magnificent music of one of classical music's great composers, as Jaap van Zweden conducts the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. The Dallas Symphony Orchestra released this live recording of Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 and Capriccio Italien in August 2009, and van Zweden brought the thrill of discovery to the two well-known works, probing each composition for nuance, excitement and interpretive layers. Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony is noble and compelling, one of the most popular works in the symphonic repertoire while his Capriccio italien represents a lighter world: festive, free-spirited, ready to celebrate.
Upon hearing van Zweden's interpretation of Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 in January of 2009, Dallas Morning News Classical Music Critic Scott Cantrell remarked, "The performance had everything: gut-grabbing intensity, but also tenderness; nervous excitability, but also unhurried warmth; brasses slicing through like razor-edged cleavers, but also cellos stringing out satin strands."