Composers: Tchaikovsky
Compositions: Symphony No 6
Performers:Berlin Philharmonic/Kirill Petrenko
Catalogue Number:Berliner Philharmoniker BPHR190261

As statements of intent go, Kirill Petrenko’s debut recording with the Berlin Philharmonic as its new chief conductor announces itself with a thrilling blend of lyrical poetry, muscular swagger and brittle, biting, baleful emotions.

On succeeding Sir Simon Rattle in 2017, Petrenko chose Tchaikovsky’s...