Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6, Pathétique

Tchaikovsky's Sixth Symphony, the 'Pathétique', was the last work the composer completed, and its tragic tone has often been interpreted as a personal premonition of his fate.

Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 6, Pathétique

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There are still light moments, such as the lop-sided waltz of the second movement, but the finale fragments and eventually slips into silence. This recording is conducted by the Philharmonia's former Principal Guest Conductor Sir Charles Mackerras.

  • I. Adagio - Allegro non troppo
  • II. Allegro con grazia
  • III. Allegro molto vivace
  • IV. Finale - Adagio lamentoso