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This concert is dedicated to 180th anniversary of the Great Russian Composer P.I.Tchaikovsky. The Grandee Master of symphony and opera music wrote: ”A symphony is the most lyrical of all musical forms. Should it not express everything for which there no words are, but what is calling from the heart and wants to be expressed?”
The first 3 symphonies written in “Moscow period” forestall the best pages of late lyrics of the Maestro. They are dominated by bright - dance and elegiac images inspired by characters of Russian life and the beauty of nature.
The Second “Little Russian” and the Third Symphonies are consonant in many instances with the moods of the First Symphony. However, the features of folk song are more transpired in them, the variety of dance and epic images is boggling, and the mastery of form is noticeably improved. During the composer's life, symphonies received the hottest response from contemporaries, especially among the composers of “The Mighty Handful”.
In August 1893, Tchaikovsky finished his last, “most sincere work” - the Sixth Symphony, which by its philosophical and tragic depth can be correlated with “The Tempest” by W. Shakespeare, “Requiem” by V.A. Mozart or the “Mystery” by A. Scriabin. This symphony-sphinx has received many interpretations, with each acquiring new meanings and conjectures. The stunning picture of farewell to life depicted in Adagio lamentoso simply could not help arousing reflection, especially after the first performance of the symphony, death of the Maestro followed.