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 ... more

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

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