Tchaikovsky: Complete Symphonies / Jansons, Oslo Philharmonic
Mariss Jansons's outstanding Tchaikovsky series with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra makes a welcome appearance in this boxed set, confirming all I have said about the individual issues over the last three years, It may still seem odd to those who have not sampled these consistently refreshing, beautifully paced and structured performances that the Oslo Philharmonic can so successfully match itself against the world's greatest orchestras, but the evidence here seems clearer to me every time I hear them and make comparisons.
Jansons in Tchaikovsky has the gift of conveying the full power and poetry of these works, naturally without indulging in wilful distortions or exaggerations. The whole set provides a bench-mark in this area, not only for interpretation but for brilliant and atmospheric recording quality too, against which others now have to be judged.
-- Edward Greenfield, Gramophone [1/1989]
Catalog Number: CHAN 10392(6)
Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Mariss Jansons
Orchestra/Ensemble: Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra