"... Warmly recommended."
Peter J Rabinowitz - Fanfare - January/February 2012
Performance ***** Recording *****
Disc of the Month
"Pletnev is fully alive to the music’s emotional thrust"
Daniel Jaffé - BBC Music Magazine - October 2011
"...Tchaikovsky’s music is disturbingly violent, brilliantly orchestrated. Pletnev and his band turn in a virtuoso performance—if anything, a finer performance than that of the symphony. I would place this Francesca among the best performances I’ve heard... PentaTone’s studio recording is close, detailed, and highly impactive yet atmospheric at the same time, very much a match for Pletnev’s bigger-than-life conception of these works. I’ll certainly be waiting for further releases in this series." ****½
Lee Passarella - Audiophile Audition Review - 3 July 2011