Essen: Ashkenazy conducts Tchaikovsky

Monday 6 Jan 2014, 8pmPhilharmonie, Essen

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Vladimir Ashkenazy conductor

Vadim Repin violin

Tchaikovsky Fantasy Overture, Romeo and Juliet

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto

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Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 in E minor (Op. 64)

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.