- Performer:Michael Gielen
- Title:Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 "Pathétique"; Berg: Drei Orchesterstücke, Op. 6; Ravel: La Valse
- Date of release:1993
- Size FLAC version1158 megabytes
- Size MP3 version1981 megabytes
- Size WMA version1632 megabytes
- Formats:VQF AHX MPC RA APE VOC
Death Reminiscing Romance. Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 "Pathétique"; Berg: Drei Orchesterstücke, Op. 6; Ravel: La Valse.
The Tchaikovsky Album. Intercord Klassische Diskothek. 6 "Pathétique"; Hamlet Fantasy Overture. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 "Pathetique"; Overture to "The Storm". 6; Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture.
Pathétique, Патетическая (Pateticheskaya). Also arranged for piano 4 hands by Tchaikovsky, 1893 It has become tradition in this Symphony for the 2nd clarinet to double on bass clarinet and play 4 notes for the bassoon, at a point where the bassoon takes over a descending line from the clarinet. Apart from the fact that the "hand over" is smoother when the timbres match, the passage goes to pppppp, which is easier on bass clarinet than on bassoon. N. in B minor, O. 4 (1893), "Pathétique". php?title Symphony No. 74 (Tchaikovsky, Pyotr)&oldid 2722454.
The Symphony No. 74, also known as the Pathétique Symphony, is Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's final completed symphony, written between February and the end of August 1893. The composer entitled the work "The Passionate Symphony", employing a Russian word, Патетическая (Pateticheskaya), meaning "passionate" or "emotional", that was then (mis-)translated into French as pathétique, meaning "solemn" or "emotive".
Pyotr Tchaikovsky conducted the premiere of his final symphony on October 28, 1893 in St. Petersburg. Nine days later he died, and the rumors still persist concerning what were the causes of his death. The rumors were fanned by the Sixth Symphony itself, titled Pathetique (in this particular sense meaning emotional and suffering) especially in the mournful, dying music of the last movement.
Tchaikovsky's greatest symphony and, possibly, his greatest work. The 'Pathétique' is one of the defining sounds of the romantic period, but the story behind it is just as intriguing. The premiere of his Symphony No. 6 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. One moment you’re enjoying a graceful dance; the next, sombre moods dominate. The symphony’s nickname, 'Pathétique', was added by Tchaikovsky’s brother, with the blessing of the composer.
Symphony No. 74, "Pathetique": I. Adagio - Allegro non troppo - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Volgograd Philharmonic Orchestra, 19:040:30. 2. Symphony No. 74, "Pathetique": II. Allegro con gracia - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Volgograd Philharmonic Orchestra, 7:310:30. 3. 74, "Pathetique": III. Allegro molto vivace - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Volgograd Philharmonic Orchestra, 9:310:30. 4.
CreditsMichael Gielen - Conductor, Primary Artist
Georg Gunther - Liner Notes
Helmut Hanusch - Editing, Sound Supervision
Ute Hesse - Engineer
Diana Loos - Liner Note Translation
Ingrid Sonntag - Cover Editing
SWR Baden-Baden and Freiburg Symphony Orchestra - Orchestra
|Symphony No. 6 in B minor ("Pathétique"), Op. 74|
|1||Adagio - Allegro non troppo||Michael Gielen||16:09|
|2||Allegro con grazia||Michael Gielen||7:23|
|3||Allegro molto vivace||Michael Gielen||9:03|
|4||Finale. Adagio lamentoso - Andante||Michael Gielen||9:23|
|Pieces (3) for orchestra, Op. 6|
|8||La valse, poème choréographique for orchestra||Michael Gielen||12:20|