Symphony No. 6

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Symphony No. 6 in B minor

Op. 74, TH30 • “Pathétique”

About this work...

Tchaikovsky composed this music between February and August 1893, and conducted the first performance on October 28 of that year in St. Petersburg. Already in 1890 Tchaikovsky had written to his patroness of 13 years, Nadezhda von Meck, about a possible "program symphony." By 1893 he was ready to follow through on the ... read more