Dimitrij Kitajenko (Dmitry, Dmitri, Dimitri, Kitayenko, Kitaenko)

A world of the soul beyond all definition – Kitaenko's Third

“Before listening to this recording, you had best press the 'reset button' on the musical part of your brain, so that you can experience the Third Symphony afresh, free of any recordings you have heard in the past.” With this advice, Remy Franck opens his enthusiastic discussion of this recording of Tchaikovsky's Third Symphony in Pizzicato. “Kitaenko is highly aware of dramatic effects, and his conducting breathes symphonically, drawing out all his orchestra’s reserves and bringing out huge swathes of colour in order to achieve a truly grandiose intensity, highlighting this conductor's unique power to surprise us time and time again in well-known pieces.”

Remy Franck, "Pizzicato", 15 August 2013

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