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Tchaikovsky: The Symphonies


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Symphony No 4 in F minor, Op 36
Two years and the greatest emotional crisis of his life separate Tchaikovsky's fourth symphony from his third. Out of this crisis emerged a symphonic method which enabled him to fulfil his talent. Describing the music of this symphony
Tchaikovsky said, 'The main idea ... is suggestive of the idea of Fate, the inevitable power that hampers our search for happiness. One's whole life is just a perpetual traffic between the grimness of reality and one's fleeting dreams of happiness.' BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra conducted by Mariss Yansons
From St David 's Hall, Cardiff Introduced by Humphrey Burton and H. C. Robbins-Landon
(Manfred Symphony tomorrow at


Conducted By: Mariss Yansons
Conducted By: From St David
Introduced By: Humphrey Burton
Introduced By: H. C. Robbins-Landon

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