Symphony No.3 in D major

The nickname of Tchaikovsky's "Polish" symphony was rather capriciously attached, and six years after the composer's death, at that. Sir August Manns led the work's London premiere and affixed this inappropriate moniker, taking a cue from Tchaikovsky's parenthetical marking for the finale, Tempo di polacca. He could just as well have focused on the second movement Alla tedesca marking, thereby calling this symphony the "German." In any event, there is nothing particularly Polish about the work, but much that is Russian. This symphony is cast in five movements ... more

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RecordingTchaikovsky - Symphony No.3 in D major - I. Allegro
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RecordingTchaikovsky - Symphony No.3 in D major - II. Alla Tedesca
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RecordingTchaikovsky - Symphony No.3 in D major - III. Andante
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RecordingTchaikovsky - Symphony No.3 in D major - IV. Scherzo - Allegro vivo
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RecordingTchaikovsky - Symphony No.3 in D major - V. Finale - Allegro con fuoco
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