8 Aug 2015

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 3, 'Polish'

From Music Alive, 8:01 pm on 8 August 2015
Tchaikovsky

Tchaikovsky Photo: By Nikolai Dimitriyevich Kuznetsov [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

 

The third symphony is unashamedly cheerful and has at its centre one of the most romantic pieces of music that Tchaikovsky ever wrote. The nickname 'Polish' relates to the finale which draws on rhythms from the polonaise.

Orchestra Wellington conducted by Marc Taddei
Recorded at the Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington by RNZC

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