Braving the Stave

Upbeats: Episode 12 (What's so 'pathétique' about Tchaikovsky's sixth symphony?)

October 23, 2021 Arts Active Season 3 Episode 12
Braving the Stave
Upbeats: Episode 12 (What's so 'pathétique' about Tchaikovsky's sixth symphony?)
Show Notes

Jon and Haz ask some important questions about Tchaikovsky's final masterpiece, including the origins of the 'pathétique' moniker and why a Colorado conductor got the movements the wrong way round when he performed it. Is that waltz really as 'limping' as they say? How about the legend about the symphony being Tchaikovsky's 'suicide note'? And do you agree that his music is, as one critic put it, 'a veritable orgy of naked feelings?'

Accompanying playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0IujonLl2lB7bfPzz71U0Z?si=-WGcX8MsSYmFj2mdXFevYg&utm_source=copy-link

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