Mattison, Tchaikovsky & Rimsky-Korsakov – Bachtrack

Cohesive narrative was maintained through persuasively shaped phrasing. Eye contact with the woodwinds – and over-the-shoulder glances at the violins – teased out dialogues, especially in the central movement which took on the quality of intimate chamber music. [Alica Sara Ott] transformed the finale into a playful Scherzo, playing cat and mouse with the orchestra.
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