Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6
SIGCD253 | May 2011 release
Tchaikovsky’s Sixth Symphony, the ‘Pathétique’, was the last work the composer completed, and its tragic tone has often been interpreted as a personal premonition of his fate.
There are still light moments, such as the lop-sided waltz of the second movement, but the finale fragments and eventually slips into silence. This recording is conducted by the Philharmonia’s former Principal Guest Conductor Sir Charles Mackerras.
Sir Charles Mackerras