Tchaikovsky’s Concerto for Violin in D Major is one of the most popular works in its genre. It is filled with lyric melody suggestive of the Slavic and Russian folk-song that so often found its way into Tchaikovsky’s ballets. Taken as a whole, the work is one of Tchaikovsky’s most creative and least pretentious works. Endowed with a sensibility at once poetic and conservative - Mozart was one of his favourite composers - Tchaikovsky sought what he called ‘the higher artistic truth which springs from the mysterious depths of a man’s creative power and pours out into clear, intelligible, conventional forms.’
His First Symphony, written in 1866, is Tchaikovsky’s earliest notable work. It remained one of his favourites and he wrote to his patroness, Nadezhdo von Meck in 1883, that ‘although it is in many ways very immature, yet fundamentally, it has more substance and is richer in content than any of my other mature works.’ He named this symphony Daydreams of a Winter Journey - one that takes us through a land of desolation, gloom and mist. The melancholic beauty and endless melody of continual and seductive song reveals to us never forgotten tunes that he composed more brilliantly than any other symphonist of his time.
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(09) 577 3031.
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No children under 11 years allowed.
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