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    Tchaikovsky as it should be ...

    Consider this: you've listened to Tchaikovsky's fourth symphony too often and you're a little over it. Well that's where I was, also having played it professionally at least a few times. I was recently in a local record shop and it was playing BUT I was stopped in my tracks by the performance.

    "Symphony of the Nations" (some ad hoc European band of obviously excellent players) recorded live ... I am so gobbsmacked at the playing and the passion they bring out, especially the coda of the first movement that it brought me to tears ... that has NOT happen'd as a result of listening to music for a very long time.

    These amazing Europeans captured Tchaikovsky's painful personality and tortured soul so amazingly as to be almost surreal ... I recommend, nah implore, you all dash out and buy it.
    I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
    —Albert Einstein.

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    The conductor is Justus Franz, and from what I can glean the "Philharmonia of the Nations" is a young person's orchestra (though not quite a youth orchestra) made up of musicians from 40 nations. Their playing is as good as it gets, especially when you consider it's recorded live.
    I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
    —Albert Einstein.

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