Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6 "Pathétique" was the Russian master's last symphonic work. He conducted the premiere himself on October 16, 1893, but in an awkward manner that left the public unconvinced. The work was performed again a few weeks later under the direction of Eduard Nápravník and proved successful, but Tchaikovsky had already passed away and the work revealed a new dimension: its prophetic character, heralding the tragic death of its author, appeared in all its fatal splendor. Tchaikovsky's Sixth is an absolutely breathtaking masterpiece. It seems to be a kind of autobiographical synthesis which narrates the composer's life in vivid colors, from his most beautiful days to his darkest moments. Listen to this symphony on and embark upon an emotional rollercoaster alongside ensembles including the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra with Herbert von Karajan!

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Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 “Pathétique” in B Minor is a remarkable work in more than one aspect. Firstly, it is the only one of Tchaikovsky’s symphonies (and one of the very rare works of the symphonic repertoire) whose last movement is an Adagio and not a “loud allegro,” in the words of the composer himself. Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 “Pathétique” in B Minor has a curious backstory: during its composition, the author seems to have had a prophetic vision of his death. This perspective strongly underlines the work. The real emotional rollercoasters of the first movement, the incorpation of references to religious Orthodox music, the unparalleled theme of fatum so dear to the composer, also representing an inevitable destiny that man cannot fight against, and the heartbreaking final Adagio make the Symphony No. 6 “Pathétique” a kind of retrospective autobiography of Tchaikovsky. The composer led the premiere of the Sixth on October 16, 1893, but his unconvincing conducting did not do due honor to this symphonic masterpiece. Some weeks later, it was performed again under the baton of the talented Eduard Nápravník, and received a much warmer response. Alas, Tchaikovsky had already passed away (officially from cholera, but testimonies of his contemporaries seem to think it could have been suicide). The funerary aura which surrounds Symphony No. 6 appeared more clearly than ever…