Tchaikovsky Cycle – Nelsons & Gewandhausorchester

Author: Accentus Music

In December, Accentus will continue its Tchaikovsky cycle with Andris Nelsons and the Gewandhausorchester with the filming of the Symphony No. 4.

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

    Andris Nelsons, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig © Accentus Music, Gert Mothes

At first glance, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 follows the classical pattern: four movements, the first long, with a sustained introduction before the lively, sonata-shaped main section, the other movements shorter and clearer. At second glance, however, the Fourth turns out to be a soul drama – the first in the series of Tchaikovsky's last three great symphonies. The classical form stands in the way of the musical character of confession – as social norms stand in the way of the self-realisation of the individual. Only in his Sixth and Last Symphony “Pathétique” did Tchaikovsky reject classical norms and achieved congruence between his personal need for expression and its musical form.

With this concert, Accentus Music continues the Tchaikovsky cycle with Andris Nelsons and the Gewandhausorchester and completes the “triad” of the “great symphonies” Nos. 4-6.
Orchestra and conductor are joined by star trumpeter Håkan Hardenberger who plays Mieczysław Weinberg‘s Trumpet Concerto, which Shostakovich described as a symphony for trumpet and orchestra.

Mieczysław Weinberg
Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra B-flat major, op. 94

Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky
Symphony No. 4 F minor, op. 36

Håkan Hardenberger, trumpet
Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Andris Nelsons, conductor

December 18/19, 2019
Gewandhaus zu Leipzig

The concert will be streamed live on Arte Concert on December 19, 2019 at 8:00 pm.

Production Company Accentus Music GmbH
Coproduction Company MDR/Arte
TV Director Ute Feudel
Composer Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky
Composer Mieczysław Weinberg
Orchestra / Band Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Conductor Andris Nelsons
Soloist Håkan Hardenberger
Executive Producer Paul Smaczny


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