Oct 26, 2022

The Playful Tchaikovsky

Inside Music Radio Show episode entitled The Playful Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4, 3rd Movement on WWFM The Classical Music radio station

When we mentionTchaikovsky, “playful and humorous” are not the first two words that usually come to mind.  We have his tragic Symphony No. 6, Pathétique,the final work he bequeathed us, by which to remember him.  And so, it’s interesting that in his Symphony No. 4, which begins with his famous Fate Theme – the “Sword of Damocles hanging over our heads” as he described it, he would also write some music guaranteed to bring a smile to our faces. In the delightful third movement, the members of the string section never once touch the strings of their instruments with their bows. Sixty string players can produce a most capricious, alluring sound when playing only pizzicato!

This episode is additionally sponsored by Michael and Grace Kurak.

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