Paris: Ashkenazy conducts Tchaikovsky

Wednesday 8 Jan 2014, 8pmThéâtre des Champs-Elysées, Paris

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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. 4

Vladimir Ashkenazy conducts an evening of Tchaikovsky, culminating in the Fourth Symphony which was for many, including Tchaikovsky, a breakthrough. Here, Tchaikovsky is in total control of the orchestral palette, with highly original colours – including an almost entirely pizzicato third movement. Woven into the entire work is the ‘fate’ motif, spelled out in the first movement and subsequently developed, which by the finale is violently thrown around the orchestra in a torrent of enthusiasm. It is the composer’s most exciting symphonic invention.