Tchaikovsky's Pathetique

Tchaikovsky's Pathetique


Tchaikovsky described his Symphony No. 6 as ‘the best thing I have ever composed or will compose.’

This landmark piece presents the culmination of the composer’s thoughts on life and love, subjects on which this tortured individual had plenty to say. The composer died shortly after the first performance of the score - a creation of colossal musical power and originality that moves from gloom to vivacity and back again. It can cast a spell on audiences like no other symphony of its era.

A phenomenal presence on the podium, Maxim Emelyanichev comes to Bergen to conduct the supreme masterpiece of Tchaikovsky’s career after the most grand, brooding and heroic concerto ever to have emerged from England.

Christian Tetzlaff is the soloist in the Violin Concerto by Edward Elgar, an elusive but emotive work written for Fritz Kreisler that ‘enshrines the soul’ of a person close to the composer whose identity he never revealed.

Varm opp til konserten på Bergenphilive:
Edward Elgar: Cello Concerto with Truls Mørk
Edward Elgar: Cello Concerto with Amalie Stalheim
Peter Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4
Peter Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5
Peter Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 (BFUng)
Peter Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture
Peter Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence