Monday 6 Jan 2014, 8pmPhilharmonie, Essen
Venue Box Office: +49 2 01 81 22-200
Vladimir Ashkenazy conductor
Vadim Repin violin
Tchaikovsky Fantasy Overture, Romeo and Juliet
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 in E minor
Tchaikovsky opened his Fifth Symphony with a motif that the composer himself suggested signified his "complete resignation before fate". Alongside, Vadim Repin performs Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto, which was written from a Swiss resort on the shores of Lake Geneva, where Tchaikovsky had gone to recuperate from the depression brought on by his disastrous marriage to Antonina Miliukova.