University Orchestra Leipzig - University of Leipzig Symphony Orchestra
… Against a slow background of the movement of the orchestra, Lebedev, choosing the darkest colors from the orchestra palette, begins to apply them to the canvas; despite various changes in pace in the sound of the orchestra there is no glimmer of hope. And only in the initial theme of the string Lebedev, a native of Leningrad, who can deeply look into the secret places of the Russian soul, as he possesses it, finally allows you to visually hear this feeling of Russian space …
Adagio lamentoso, concluding the last part of the sixth symphony by Tchaikovsky, does not mean the inevitability of an impending catastrophe. Lebedev begins slowly, but not painfully-broken. Despite the fact that, step by step, music brings us closer to the abyss, vital energy does not fade away.