Manfred Symphony

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Manfred Symphony in B minor

Op. 58, TH28

About this work...

For some time Balakirev tried to persuade Tchaikovsky to compose a work based on a program drawn by Vladimir Stasov from Byron's Manfred, finally succeeding in 1884. In April 1885, Tchaikovsky began work on what would become the Manfred Symphony, his only program work in more than one movement. Its great length -- abou... read more