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Romanian conductor Sergiu Celibidache conducts the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, 1983
It’s ironic how Tchaikovsky is seen as Russia’s greatest composer even though he was actually Ukrainian with a bit of French ancestry.
He was Ukrainian and French and Russian.
Beautiful performance. Here’s a wonderful Pathetique.
Because his music is so deeply personal, Tchaikovsky the man
is of greater interest than, for example, the Russian composers of more outward gazing music:
Borodin, In the Steppes of Central Asia
Rimsky-Korsakov, Procession of Nobles
Mussorgsky, The Great Gate of Kiev