Tchaikovsky Symphoni No. 5 Op. 64, No. 6 Op. 74

Tchaikovsky wrote all four of his orchestral suites in the period between the compostion of his Fourth (1877-1878) and Fifth (1888) Symphonies. Though none of the suites has ever attained a popularity akin to that of the symphonies, the Suite No. 2 (1883), subtitled "Caractéristique," has suffered particular neglect, likely because of its impractical requirement of four accordions in one movement. The work comprises a series of almost balletic character pieces. The main exception is the first movement, "Jeu de sons" (Game of Sounds), whose dimensions (though not its mercurial themes) suggest the opening movement of a symphony. A slow, graceful introduction evokes both the ballet stage and the opening of the composer's Variations on a Rococo Theme (1876). The atmosphere becomes increasingly dark; soon, however, it takes off in a more impulsive direction. Throughout the movement, Tchaikovsky relies on material of a "scurrying" character, calling to mind the Fourth Symphony; at one point he subjects it to fugal treatment.
Become a Patron!
Advertisements

Recordings

P.I. Tschalkovsky - Symphoni No.5 e-moll Op.64 - I. Andante
P.I. Tschalkovsky - Symphoni No.5 e-moll Op.64 - II. Allegro
P.I. Tschalkovsky - Symphoni No.5 e-moll Op.64 - III. Andante cantabile
P.I. Tschalkovsky - Symphoni No.5 e-moll Op.64 - IV. Allegro moderato
P.I. Tschalkovsky - Symphoni No.5 e-moll Op.64 - V. Finale Andante maestoso
P.I. Tschalkovsky - Symphoni No.6 h-moll Op.74 - I. Adagio Allegro non troppo
P.I. Tschalkovsky - Symphoni No.6 h-moll Op.74 - II. Allegro con grazio
P.I. Tschalkovsky - Symphoni No.6 h-moll Op.74 - III. Allegro molto vivace
P.I. Tschalkovsky - Symphoni No.6 h-moll Op.74 - IV. Adagio lamentoso

Samples

Symphoni No. 5 Op. 64, No. 6 Op. 74
Symphoni No. 5 Op. 64, No. 6 Op. 74
Symphoni No. 5 Op. 64, No. 6 Op. 74
Symphoni No. 5 Op. 64, No. 6 Op. 74
Symphoni No. 5 Op. 64, No. 6 Op. 74
Symphoni No. 5 Op. 64, No. 6 Op. 74
Symphoni No. 5 Op. 64, No. 6 Op. 74
Symphoni No. 5 Op. 64, No. 6 Op. 74
Symphoni No. 5 Op. 64, No. 6 Op. 74

Questions

There are no questions yet.