Tchaikovsky - Symphony no. 5 in E minor

Tchaikovsky composed his fifth symphony to prove to others, and to himself, that he wasn't "played out" as a composer. He needn't have worried. It's a fantastic symphony, containing gorgeous melodies and deeply felt emotion - traits that are typical of Tchaikovsky. Rather than the work of someone in decline, it's the work of a composer who was very much at the peak of his powers.
16 Jun 2022 English South Africa Music Commentary · Performing Arts

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