The tragic Pathétique was written just months before its composer’s suicide. Neeme Järvi conducts this famous Swiss orchestra in Tchaikovsky’s final testament, preceded by Grieg’s Piano Concerto and Arvo Pärt’s coolly beautiful Silhouette, inspired by the Eiffel Tower’s visionary architect.
Classic FM’s Anne-Marie Minhall, says of tonight’s recommended concert:
Go on and don’t let anything scare you; you’ve got what it takes – Liszt’s words of encouragement for the 26 year-old Grieg, having just played through a draft of the young Norwegian’s Piano Concerto. From that famous dramatic opening flourish to the energetic final movement, it’s easy to understand the enduring appeal of Grieg’s sole concerto.
|Arvo Pärt||Silhouette (Hommage à Gustave Eiffel)||7’|
|Tchaikovsky||Symphony No 6, Pathétique||45’|
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