TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphonies No.5 & No.6
The Fifth Symphony was composed in 1888, between the Manfred Symphony of 1885 and the sketches for a Symphony in E-flat, which were abandoned in 1892. As for the numbered symphonies, Tchaikovsky's 5th symphony was composed between the 4th, which had been completed ten years earlier, and the 6th, composed 5 years later, in the year of the composer's death. Unlike its two predecessors, the 5th Symphony has no clear program. 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.
The Sixth Symphony, also known as the Pathétique Symphony, is Tchaikovsky's final completed symphony, written between February and the end of August 1893. The premiere of the Symphony took place in October 1893, just over a week before the composer’s death. Of all Tchaikovsky’s works, this is arguably the one that spans both extremes of the emotional spectrum to the greatest extent.
RECORD ONE: Symphony No.5 in E minor, Op.64
1. Andante - Allegro con anima
2. Andante cantabile, con alcuna licenza - Moderato con anima
3. Valse (Allegro moderato)
4. Finale (Andante maestoso - Allegro vivace)
RECORD TWO: Symphony No.6 in B minor, Op.74 'Pathétique'
1. Adagio - Allegro non troppo - Andante - Moderato mosso - Adagio mosso - Allegro vivo - Andante come prima - Andante mosso
2. Allegro con grazia
3. Allegro molto vivace
4. Finale (Allegro lamentoso - Andante - Tempo I - Andante non tanto - Andante)
Orchestra of La Scala Opera, Milan
Conductor: Guido Cantelli
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