Symphony No. 5

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Symphony No. 5 in E minor

Op. 64, TH29

About this work...

Tchaikovsky composed this work between May and the end of August 1888, and conducted its premiere at St. Petersburg on November 17 of that year. Eleven years separated the "fateful" Fourth Symphony of 1877 from the Fifth, about which Tchaikovsky expressed ambivalent feelings both during its composition and later on. To...