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  • Horrible

    Votes: 2 11.8%
  • Quite bad

    Votes: 1 5.9%
  • Not so good and not so bad

    Votes: 4 23.5%
  • Good

    Votes: 2 11.8%
  • Very good

    Votes: 4 23.5%
  • Excellent

    Votes: 4 23.5%
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Excellent. It may not be at exactly the same artistic level as Tchaikovsky's Symphonies Nos. 1,2,4,5 & 6, but it is still IMHO a greater masterpiece than anything written by Mahler, Bruckner or indeed Schubert.
 

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I DON'T BELIEVE IT!
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For me this symphony is a perfect example of "Not so good and not so bad", or in terms of the Artrockometer: 3/6, "good to have", OK for my CD collection, no big deal if not.
 

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When Tchaikovsky does not use "russian soul moods and tunes" his music often becomes like a bunch of ballett ent'ractes; perfectly pleasant, competently constructed but strangely uninvolving music. (Doesn't matter much in ballett because there is enough picturesque or dramatic stuff around but it feels a bit "empty" in "pure" instrumental pieces.)
Because the 1st PC was discussed a few days ago, I listened twice ot the 2nd PC and I feel pretty similar about that concerto and the 3rd symphony: pleasant, competent but not gripping.
 
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