Symphony No.4 Op.36, No.5 Op.64

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. Tchaikovsky - Symphony No.4 in F minor Op.36 - II. Andantino
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RecordingP.I. Tchaikovsky - Symphony No.4 in F minor Op.36 - III. Scherzo
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RecordingP.I. Tchaikovsky - Symphony No.4 in F minor Op.36 - IV. Finale Allegro
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RecordingP.I. Tchaikovsky - Symphony No.5 in E minor Op.64 - I. Andante
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RecordingP.I. Tchaikovsky - Symphony No.5 in E minor Op.64 - II. Andante cantabile
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RecordingP.I. Tchaikovsky - Symphony No.5 in E minor Op.64 - III. Allegro moderato
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RecordingP.I. Tchaikovsky - Symphony No.5 in E minor Op.64 - IV. Andante maestoso
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Symphony No.4 Op.36, No.5 Op.64
Symphony No.4 Op.36, No.5 Op.64
Symphony No.4 Op.36, No.5 Op.64
Symphony No.4 Op.36, No.5 Op.64
Symphony No.4 Op.36, No.5 Op.64
Symphony No.4 Op.36, No.5 Op.64
Symphony No.4 Op.36, No.5 Op.64

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