Tchaikovsky, Viennese Symphonic Orchestra - "The Pathetique"
|1||IV: Finale: Adagio lamentoso|
|2||I: Adagio,: Allegro non troppo|
|3||III: Allegro Molto Vivace|
Composed By – Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
|5||II: Allegro con Grazia|
The Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74, also known as the Pathétique Symphony, is Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's final completed symphony, written between February and the end of August 1893. The composer entitled the work The Passionate Symphony, employing a Russian word, Патетическая Pateticheskaya, meaning passionate or emotional, which was then mis-translated into French as pathétique, meaning solemn or emotive. Forget, first of all, its mis-translated moniker. Tchaikovskys final symphony might be about death, but its the piece he termed the best thing I have composed and is a confident and supremely energetic work. Формируйте собственную коллекцию. TCHAIKOVSKY - Symphony no6 Pathetique - Herbert von Karajan & Wiener Phil. Tchaikovsky thought his Symphony No. 6 was the best thing he'd ever written - but this masterpiece was unremittingly bleak. All of Tchaikovsky's symphonies are mini-dramas in both human and musical terms - and that was always the composer's intention. Writing to his favourite pupil, Sergei Taneyev, Tchaikovsky said: I should be sorry if symphonies that mean nothing should flow from my pen. Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6, known as the 'Pathétique', is nothing if not revealing about his emotional struggles against what he saw as hostile forces. The orchestra, whipped into a frenzy, is not perfect. It feels like you can hear some of the reeds break into slivers while being played. Someone else has quipped it sounds like Mravinsky thinks he is conducting Shostakovich, and that is absolutely correct. This was my first ever Tchaikovsky 6. I got the LP my first year in college, now, 55 years later, I have the CD. A little bit of tape hiss, but, of course, only noticeable in very quiet passages. Who can beat the playing of Strauss Walzes etc by the Viennese orchestras . Provided to YouTube by o2digitale P. Tchaikovsky: Theme from the Pathetique symphony Armando Sciascia Orchestra Tema dalla sinfonia Patetica. BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Young British conductor Andrew Gourlay brings the afternoon to a stirring close with Tchaikovsky's intensely personal last symphony, a work which was premiered just nine days before the composer's death. The concert will be recorded for future broadcast on BBC Radio 3. Discover the Music. Richard Strauss Portraits. The Pathétique. Symphonies by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky struggled with sonata form, the primary Western principle for building large-scale musical structures since the middle of the 19th century. Traditional Russian treatment of melody, harmony and structure actually worked against sonata form's modus operandi of movement, growth and development. Russian music-the Russian creative mentality as a whole, in fact-functioned on the principle of stasis. Russian novels, plays. The idea of the Pathétique as Tchaikovskys highly emotional legacy is still given credence by the fact that he died nine days after the premiere. The way in which music developed after Tchaikovskys death can be seen in Claude Debussys Nocturnes, which were completed shortly afterwards. Although they have the subtitle symphonic triptych , they leave the traditional symphony far behind, and in their shimmering Impressionistic pictures, they point more in the direction of the new genre of the tone poem. With his intensive tonal colours, Debussy inspired countless subsequent French composers, including Olivier Messiaen