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This week's free download is the Scherzo from Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 2 in C minor. The recording, by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Vasily Petrenko, was named BBC Music Magazine Recording of the Year in April 2017.
'In these glorious Tchaikvosky performances the string sound is beautifully warm, the wind playing pungent, and the symphonies superbly shaped and paced,' said the BBC Music Magazine Awards jury. 'There's idiomatic Slavonic fire and passion here without an ounce of flab.'