5 Sep 2015

TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No 4 in F minor

From Music Alive, 8:01 pm on 5 September 2015
Nadezhda von Meck

Nadezhda von Meck Photo: Public Domain

The fourth symphony is concerned with fate, a fate that Tchaikovsky felt dealt him a weak nature - perhaps referring to the vulnerability of his mental health that often left him with creative paralysis.

It's dedicated to his friend and patron Nadezhda von Meck.


Recorded at the Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington by RNZ

Producer: David McCaw

Engineer: Graham Kennedy