Breathtaking Tchaikovsky

Passion and Tragedy

Concert Hall, QPAC

Breathtaking Tchaikovsky

#​Nine days before the great Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky passed away, he premiered his last great symphony – the Symphony No.6.

It is known as the ‘Passionate’ symphony in Russian or the rather more tragic ‘Pathétique’ in French. The slow, meditative ending of this symphony was unusual for its time, but its emotional power has only grown with the years. 

Also featured in this concert is Liszt’s monumental first concerto for piano and orchestra, performed by Konstantin Shamray. Liszt was one of the geniuses of the piano in the 19th century, but he also knew how to share the stage with an orchestra, so this work is a spectacular showcase for pianist and orchestral musicians alike.

Conducted by QSO Principal Conductor and Artistic Adviser Johannes Fritzsch, this will be an unforgettable experience for everyone in the Concert Hall.

Due to the change of date of this concert as a result of lockdown, the originally advertised pianist Piers Lane is unable to perform. The Liszt Piano Concerto will instead be performed by Konstantin Shamray. 

#This concert also appears as part of our Morning Masterworks series

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Liszt / Tchaikovsky

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#Works

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Liszt

Piano Concerto No.1 in E flat

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Tchaikovsky

Symphony No.6 in B minor (Pathétique)


#Musicians

Johannes Fritzsch

Johannes Fritzsch

Principal Conductor and Artistic Adviser

#Performances

23

Saturday

23 October 2021

3:00pm

23

Saturday

23 October 2021

7:30pm



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