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Tchaikovsky Symphony No.5 - The Voyevoda: Symphonic Ballad

NI6217
£14.99

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Title Tchaikovsky Symphony No.5 - The Voyevoda: Symphonic Ballad
Catalogue Number NI6217
Barcode 0710357621727
Audio Samples The Voyevoda, Symphonic Ballad, Op. 78~NI6217_CD01_TK05.mp3|Symphony No. 5 in E minor Op. 64, Finale~NI6217_CD01_TK04.mp3|Symphony No. 5 in E minor Op. 64, Valse~NI6217_CD01_TK03.mp3|Symphony No. 5 in E minor Op. 64, Andante cantabile~NI6217_CD01_TK02.mp3|Symphony No. 5 in E minor Op. 64, Andante~NI6217_CD01_TK01.mp3
Review "Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64 by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was composed between May and August 1888 and was first performed in St Petersburg at the Hall of Nobility on November 6 of that year with Tchaikovsky conducting. It is dedicated to Theodore Avé-Lallemant. The Symphony is in four movements and like the Symphony No. 4, the Fifth is a cyclical symphony, with a recurring main theme. Unlike the Fourth, however, the theme is heard in all four movements, a feature Tchaikovsky had first used in the Manfred Symphony, which was completed less than two years before the Fifth. The theme has a funereal character in the first movement, but gradually transforms into a triumphant march, which dominates the final movement. Tchaikovsky was attracted to this particular theme because the topic of the Fifth Symphony is Providence, according to the composer's notebook page dated 15 April 1888, which was about one month before he began composition of the symphony. The composer stated, in describing the introduction, "a complete resignation before fate, which is the same as the inscrutable predestination of fate." The changing character of the motto over the course of the symphony seems to imply that Tchaikovsky is expressing optimism with regard to providence, an outlook that would not return in his Sixth Symphony. The London Symphony Orchestra is conducted by Yondani Butt."-Alan M. Kneller
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Tchaikovsky Symphony No.5 - The Voyevoda: Symphonic Ballad

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"Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64 by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was composed between May and August 1888 and was first performed in St Petersburg at the Hall of Nobility on November 6 of that year with Tchaikovsky conducting. It is dedicated to Theodore Avé-Lallemant. The Symphony is in four movements and like the Symphony No. 4, the Fifth is a cyclical symphony, with a recurring main theme. Unlike the Fourth, however, the theme is heard in all four movements, a feature Tchaikovsky had first used in the Manfred Symphony, which was completed less than two years before the Fifth. The theme has a funereal character in the first movement, but gradually transforms into a triumphant march, which dominates the final movement. Tchaikovsky was attracted to this particular theme because the topic of the Fifth Symphony is Providence, according to the composer's notebook page dated 15 April 1888, which was about one month before he began composition of the symphony. The composer stated, in describing the introduction, "a complete resignation before fate, which is the same as the inscrutable predestination of fate." The changing character of the motto over the course of the symphony seems to imply that Tchaikovsky is expressing optimism with regard to providence, an outlook that would not return in his Sixth Symphony. The London Symphony Orchestra is conducted by Yondani Butt."-Alan M. Kneller