(UPDATE 2011-07-13 – Version française : http://itywltmt.blogspot.com/2011/07/un-festival-tchaikovski-deuxieme-volet.html)
As we enter the final week of our Tchaikovsky festival, we ask the question: is there another Tchaikovsky symphony that comes after the Pathétique? The answer to this is both yes and no.
The site http://www.tchaikovsky-research.net/ provides a one-stop shop when it comes to all things Tchaikovsky. When we look at the symphony page of this site, we discover that Tchaikovsky is credited with two more symphonies.
He worked on a Symphony in B-flat major (around the time of The Tempest), which t
(1890-1960) and is Pathétique.
I found a recording of the symphony on YouTube, and posted it on the ITYWLTMT YouTube Channel. The link to the YouTube playlist is: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?p=PL224D83D97100993B
The recording (re-issued on CD with the "Rococo variations") is by Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra.
You decide if it is a worthy addition to the Tchaikovsky catalogue.
More on May 27, with the final installment of the Mravinsky cycle.
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