Emelyanychev conducts Tchaikovsky's 6th

Maxim Emelyanychev, Christian Tetzlaff
Antwerp Symphony Orchestra
Thu 09.01.2025 and Sat 11.01.2025
Thu 09.01.25
Sat 11.01.25

With the evocative Night on Bald Mountain, Modest Mussorgsky transports us to a eerie witches' gathering, immersed in Russian folklore. This symphonic poem, rich in imagination, has been widely used in film and TV soundtracks. Renowned violinist For his part, top violinist Christian Tetzlaff, a staunch defender of the lesser-known repertoire, opts for Karol Szymanowski's exotic First Violin Concerto. The Polish composer wrote it at a time when his musical language was evolving from late romantic to more impressionistic. The optimism of Szymanowski's concerto contrasts sharply with the Sixth symphony composed by Tchaikovsky shortly before his death. Did he feel his end of life approaching? It seems that way: the passionate Adagio sounds like a farewell to life. Today, this epic symphony is celebrated as one of the most poignant and profound pieces in musical history.


Mussorgsky Night on Bald Mountain

Szymanowsky Concerto for Violin No. 1, opus 35

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 in B minor, opus 74, 'Pathétique'