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Work: Symphony no. 5 in E minor, Op.64

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ComposerTchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich (1840-1893)
PeriodRomantic
Year1888
Work typeOrchestral
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OsloMusic by Halvorsen, Strauss and Tchaikovsky

Halvorsen, Strauss R., Tchaikovsky
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra; Vasily Petrenko; David Friedemann Strunck

AmsterdamRCO Young and Julian Rachlin: Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky

© Julia Wesely
Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky
RCO Young; Pablo Heras-Casado; Julian Rachlin

JūrmalaLondon Symphony Orchestra and Gianandrea Noseda, Vadim Repin

London Symphony Orchestra and Gianandrea Noseda, Vadim Repin
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London Symphony Orchestra; Gianandrea Noseda; Vadim Repin

BucharestOslo Philharmonic, Petrenko, Moser

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Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra; Vasily Petrenko; Johannes Moser

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Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Semyon Bychkov; Gautier Capuçon
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Assured Slatkin takes us on an emotionally compelling journey

Leonard Slatkin addresses the Hong Kong audience © Ka Lam/HK Phil

Mixing American and Russian classics, Slatkin articulated the structural design of the works and delivered their emotional essence.

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American premiere of Okeanos, a new organ concerto, in Cleveland

Franz Welser-Möst © Carl Juste

Paul Jacobs was soloist in Bernd Richard Deutsch’s Okeanos, which made a strong impression. Haydn’s Symphony No. 34 in D minor and Tchaikovsky’s indestructible Symphony No. 5 filled out this outstanding program.

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Trampled by the Russian troika

Vassily Sinaisky © Marco Borggreve
The St Petersburg Philharmonic unleash all the unstoppable forces of Russian excess in a programme of Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev at Sage Gateshead.
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A study in suffering: Currentzis at the Elbphilharmonie

Antoine Tamestit and Teodor Currentzis © Daniel Dittus
Teodor Currentzis, on tour with the SWR Symphony Orchestra, pairs two Russian masterpieces written a century apart: Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony and Schnittke's Viola Concerto with Antoine Tamestit.
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Pacy Tchaikovsky from Long Yu and the Philharmonia

Jian Wang © Xu Bin
Long Yu certainly didn’t rest on his laurels as he powered through Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony, while Jian Wang introduced subtlety and deftness in the Rococo Variations.
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