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Dances of Death
With Richard Baker. Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony summed up his own attitude to life - a life which was always overshadowed by death. The loss of his mother, sister and a close friend affected him deeply, and he tried to commit suicide on at least one occasion. There are several theories about how Tchaikovsky eventually died - the official version from his brother Modest was that the composer died after drinking unboiled water during a cholera epidemic. The programme includes excerpts from:
Tchaikovsky Symphony No 4 in F minor Oslo PO, conductor Mariss Jansons The Queen of Spades
Vladimir Atlantov and Ernesto Gavazzi
(tenors), Dmitri Hvorostovsky
(baritone), Tanglewood Festival
Chorus, Boston Symphony Orchestra, conductor Seiji Ozawa Violin Concerto in 0 Joshua Bell, Cleveland Orchestra, conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy The Voyevoda Frankfurt RSO, conductor Eliahu Inbal
Producer Tony Sellors
SOUNDING THE CENTURY

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Baker.
Conductor: Mariss Jansons
Tenors: Ernesto Gavazzi
Tenors: Dmitri Hvorostovsky
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Conductor: Eliahu Inbal
Producer: Tony Sellors

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