Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.4 emerged from a particularly troubled period of his life, but he wrote to his patron Nadezhda von Meck ‘I’ve never yet felt such love for any of my things… it seems to me that this symphony is better than anything I’ve done so far’.
Between the strident ‘fate’ fanfare of the opening bars and the fiery energy of the finale come a profusion of emotions expressed in memorable melodies and vivid orchestral textures.
RepertoireMendelssohn: Overture, The Hebrides (Fingal's Cave)
Royal Festival Hall at 6pm: Music of Today pre-concert performance. Admission free.
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