Tchaikovsky's Pathétique - Morning

MORNING SYMPHONY SERIES

Thursday 17 March 2022, 11.00am

Perth Concert Hall

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Tchaikovsky's Pathétique

Maria GRENFELL River Mountain Sky (8 mins)

Pyotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No.6 Pathétique (45 mins)

Adagio – Allegro non troppo
Allegro con grazia
Allegro molto vivace
Finale (Adagio lamentoso – Andante)

Asher Fisch conductor

Asher Fisch appears courtesy of Wesfarmers Arts.

Wesfarmers Arts Pre-concert Talk
Find out more about the music in the concert with this week’s speaker, Ashley Smith. The Pre-concert Talk will take place at 9.40am in the Main Auditorium.

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This performance is recorded for broadcast on ABC Classic. For further details visit abc.net.au/classic

Did you know?

Maria Grenfell made her film composing debut in 2020, writing the score for an ABC documentary on native Eastern quolls.

Tchaikovsky was Russia's first full-time, professional composer.

Eight days after the premiere of his Sixth Symphony, Tchaikovsky was diagnosed with cholera. He died the next day. However there is a theory that he planned his death and that the work was his sign-off to the world; his suicide note.

Many believe that Tchaikovsky suffered from a form of 'glass delusion' - a psychiatric disorder experienced mainly in the 15th-17th centuries. People with glass delusion feared they were made of glass, and therefore likely to shatter. Tchaikovsky is thought to have feared that his head would fall off while conducting!

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