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Andris Nelsons's Tchaikovsky cycle continues

Author: Accentus Music

This May, Accentus Music continues its 4K HDR production of Andris Nelsons’s Tchaikovsky cycle with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig.

  • Andris Nelsons | Copyright: © Accentus Music, Gert Mothes

    Andris Nelsons © Accentus Music, Gert Mothes

  • Andris Nelsons, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig | Copyright: © Accentus Music, Gert Mothes

    Andris Nelsons, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig © Accentus Music, Gert Mothes

The Fifth Symphony will be recorded together with Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No 1 performed by outstanding violinist Baiba Skride.

A brooding thought pervades all movements of Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 from 1888. Tchaikovsky himself legitimized the interpretation as a "motif of fate" by noting in the first movement: "Introduction. Complete surrender to fate or, what is the same, to the unfathomable counsel of providence. - Allegro: grumbling, doubt, lamentation, reproach." Theodor W. Adorno stated that "the music of the end of the 19th century swept people along by combining conventionality with the drastic nature of the idea and fulfilled the function of cinema even before it was invented. These symphonies do not resemble the pretentious films one completes from the beginning to the end because they cost so much entrée." They rather resemble those that, from the very first moment, stir the wish that they may never end.

Dmitri Shostakovich
Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, op. 77 (rev. op. 99)

Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Symphony No. 5 in E minor, op. 64

Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Baiba Skride, violin
Andris Nelsons, conductor

A production of Accentus Music in co-production with MDR/Arte.

Production Company Accentus Music GmbH
Co-Production Company MDR/arte
Executive Producer Paul Smaczny
Director Ute Feudel
Soloist Baiba Skride
Conductor Andris Nelsons
Orchestra / Band Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Composer Dmitri Shostakovich, Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

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