Symphony No.6, Op.74 (Tchaikovsky, Pyotr)

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 I. Adagio - Allegro non troppo
#91871 - 22.27MB - 18:15 -  6.8/10 2 4 6 8 10 (38) - - !N/!N/!N - 12740x

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Carolus (2011/2/2)

 II. Allegro con grazia
#91872 - 10.55MB - 8:25 -  7.2/10 2 4 6 8 10 (35) - - !N/!N/!N - 5667x

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Carolus (2011/2/2)

 III. Allegro molto vivace
#91873 - 11.68MB - 9:26 -  7.8/10 2 4 6 8 10 (21) - - !N/!N/!N - 4942x

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Carolus (2011/2/2)

 IV. Finale: Adagio lamentoso
#91874 - 11.53MB - 9:37 -  7.9/10 2 4 6 8 10 (20) - - !N/!N/!N - 6198x

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Carolus (2011/2/2)

Performer Pages:

University of Chicago Orchestra (orchestra)
Barbara Schubert (conductor)

Publisher Info.:

Chicago: University of Chicago Orchestra

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Performed 30 January 2010, Mandel Hall. From Internet Archive.

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 Complete Score
#105425 - 42.19MB, 221 pp. -  8.1/10 2 4 6 8 10 (26) - V/V/V - 23328x

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Caprotti (2011/6/15)

PMLP02511-Ciaikovskij - 74 - Symphony n.6 b fs (Jurgenson).pdf
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Moscow: P. Jurgenson, n.d.(ca.1901). Plate 26600.

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 Complete Score
#27088 - 12.77MB, 219 pp. -  6.5/10 2 4 6 8 10 (17) - V/V/V - 15125x

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Alaric (2009/1/22)

PMLP02511-Tchaikovsky-Op74fsJurMuz.pdf
Publisher Info.:

Moscow: P. Jurgenson, n.d.(ca.1901). Plate 26600.

Reprinted:

Moscow: Muzgiz, n.d.(ca.1930). Plate 9195.

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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Low quality scan

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 I. Adagio—Allegro non troppo
#00566 - 4.26MB, 51 pp. -  6.5/10 2 4 6 8 10 (34) - V/V/V - 20579x

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Feldmahler (2006/2/28)

 II. Allegro con grazia
#00567 - 2.07MB, 25 pp. -  6.4/10 2 4 6 8 10 (14) - V/V/V - 10473x

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Feldmahler (2006/2/28)

 III. Allegro molto vivace
#00568 - 5.25MB, 63 pp. -  6.2/10 2 4 6 8 10 (18) - V/V/V - 9945x

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Feldmahler (2006/2/28)

 IV. Finale: Adagio lamentoso
#00569 - 1.59MB, 19 pp. -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (25) - V/V/V - 14210x

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Feldmahler (2006/2/28)

Tchaikovsky - Symphony No 6 Op 74 - First movement.pdf
Publisher Info.:

Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d.(1945). Plate Part.-B. 4959

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New York: Dover Publications, 1979

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Parts

 Flute 1, 2, 3 (doubles on Piccolo)
#38808 - 3.66MB, 13, 12, 10 pp. -  7.3/10 2 4 6 8 10 (11) - V/V/V - 8398x

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Ottaviano (2009/9/5)

 Oboe 1, 2
#38809 - 2.12MB, 11, 10 pp. -  4.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3) - V/V/V - 4544x

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Ottaviano (2009/9/5)

 Clarinet 1, 2 (A)
#38810 - 3.06MB, 16, 15 pp. -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - V/V/V - 8738x

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Ottaviano (2009/9/5)

 Bassoon 1, 2
#38811 - 2.53MB, 13, 12 pp. -  7.7/10 2 4 6 8 10 (7) - V/V/V - 8342x

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Ottaviano (2009/9/5)

 Horn 1, 2, 3, 4 (F)
#38812 - 4.14MB, 11, 11, 9, 10 pp. -  5.3/10 2 4 6 8 10 (6) - V/V/V - 8555x

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Ottaviano (2009/9/5)

 Trumpet 1, 2 (B, A)
#38813 - 1.49MB, 8, 8 pp. -  5.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (6) - V/V/V - 7188x

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Ottaviano (2009/9/5)

 Trombone 1, 2, 3, Tuba
#38814 - 2.72MB, 7, 7, 8, 7 pp. -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (6) - V/V/V - 9580x

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Ottaviano (2009/9/5)

 Timpani, Bass Drum/Cymbals/Tam-Tam, Bell
#38815 - 0.77MB, 7, 2 pp. -  6.4/10 2 4 6 8 10 (9) - V/V/V - 5469x

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Ottaviano (2009/9/5)

 Violins I
#38816 - 2.22MB, 21 pp. -  5.6/10 2 4 6 8 10 (13) - V/V/V - 13108x

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Ottaviano (2009/9/5)

 Violins II
#38817 - 2.08MB, 20 pp. -  4.9/10 2 4 6 8 10 (7) - V/V/V - 6280x

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Ottaviano (2009/9/5)

 Violas
#38818 - 2.40MB, 23 (2-24) pp. -  7.8/10 2 4 6 8 10 (8) - V/V/V - 10830x

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Ottaviano (2009/9/5)

 Cellos
#26961 - 2.08MB, 20 pp. -  6.1/10 2 4 6 8 10 (15) - V/V/V - 9187x

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Generoso (2009/1/19)

 Basses
#38819 - 1.68MB, 17 pp. -  4.7/10 2 4 6 8 10 (6) - V/V/V - 5629x

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Ottaviano (2009/9/5)

PMLP02511-Tchaikovsky-Op74.Flute.pdf
Publisher Info.:

Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d.(1945). Plate Orch.B.4959

Reprinted:

New York: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(after 1960).

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Arrangements and Transcriptions

Complete

For 2 Pianos 8 hands (Langer)

 Piano 1
#166185 - 6.87MB, 76 pp. -  2.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/V/V - 629x

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 Piano 2
#166186 - 6.54MB, 76 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 276x

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 Color cover
#166187 - 3.26MB, 2 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 174x

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Morel (2011/12/21)

SIBLEY1802.17826.aa68-39087012933547piano1.pdf
Arranger:

Eduard Langer (1835–1905)

Publisher Info.:

Moscow: P. Jurgenson, 1897. Plate 5048.

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project.

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For 2 Pianos 4 hands (Schaefer)

 Piano 1
#140984 - 3.95MB, 46 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 590x

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 Piano 2
#140985 - 3.72MB, 46 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 335x

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 Color cover
#140986 - 0.37MB, 1 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 147x

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Morel (2011/10/24)

SIBLEY1802.16983.7985-39087011954353piano1.pdf
Arranger:

Aleksandr Schaefer (1866–1914)

Publisher Info.:

Moscow: P. Jurgenson, n.d. Plate 20676.

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 Piano 1
#26595 - 3.55MB, 44 pp. -  4.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/V/V - 617x

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Peter (2009/1/11)

 Piano 1
#83290 - 5.89MB, 46 (44 music) pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 341x

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Carolus (2009/1/11)

 Piano 2
#26596 - 3.44MB, 44 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 319x

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Peter (2010/10/29)

 Piano 2
#83291 - 5.64MB, 45 (44 music) pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 277x

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Carolus (2010/10/29)

PMLP02511-Tchaikovsky-Schaefer op74 Symphony -6 (two pianos) piano 1.pdf
Arranger:

Aleksandr Schaefer (1866–1914)

Publisher Info.:

Moscow: P. Jurgenson, n.d.(1894).

Reprinted:

Leipzig: Robert Forberg, 1897. Plate 5123

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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For Piano 4 hands (Tchaikovsky)

 Complete Score
#161063 - 7.98MB, 75 pp. -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3) - V/V/V - 1841x

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Morel (2011/12/5)

SIBLEY1802.17627.4612-39087018861940score.pdf
Arranger:

Composer

Publisher Info.:

New York: G. Schirmer, 1903. Plate 16694.

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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 Complete Score
#27087 - 7.34MB, 97 pp. -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (5) - V/V/V - 1845x

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Alaric (2009/1/22)

PMLP02511-Op74pf4hKlengel.pdf
Arranger:

Composer

Editor:

Paul Klengel (1854-1935)

Publisher Info.:

Leipzig: Robert Forberg, 1906. Plate 4664

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 Complete Score
#20978 - 5.64MB, 43 (131-214) pp. -  2.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - V*/V*/V* - 1111x

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P.davydov (2008/8/16)

PMLP02511-Tchaik TH030A.pdf
Arranger:

Composer

Editor:

Irina Iordan (1910–1976)

Publisher Info.:

P.I. Tchaikovsky: Complete Collected Works, vol.48 (Полное собрание сочинений).
Moscow: Muzyka, 1964. Plate 950.

Reprinted:

New York: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(after 1965). Piano Series No.4053

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Public Domain [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

Includes footnotes in Russian (Cyrillic).
Original title page and plate numbers omitted in reprint.

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For Piano solo (Klengel)

 Complete Score
#83304 - 5.89MB, 52 pp. -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3) - V/V/V - 7799x

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Carolus (2010/10/30)

 Color cover
#83305 - 0.54MB, 1 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 538x

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Carolus (2010/10/30)

SIBLEY1802.8783.b7d1-39087013556792.pdf
Arranger:

Paul Klengel (1854-1935)

Publisher Info.:

Leipzig: Robert Forberg, 1905. Plate 5701.

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project.

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For Piano solo (Niemann)

 Complete Score (CA)
#07949 - 4.32MB, 51 pp. -  6.2/10 2 4 6 8 10 (8) - V/23/24

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Goldberg988 (2007/6/15)

 Complete Score (CA)
#61877 - 4.50MB, 51 pp. -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - V/23/24

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Stanishevsky (2010/4/16)

Arranger:

Walter Niemann (1876–1953)

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Leipzig: C.F. Peters, Ed.3835, 1927. Plate 10506.

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Public Domain - Non-PD US, Non-PD EU [tag/del]

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For Piano solo (Pachulski)

 Complete Score
#105392 - 6.03MB, 73 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 3444x

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Caprotti (2011/6/14)

PMLP02511-Ciaikovskij - 74 - Symphony n.6 b (2H Pachulski).pdf
Editor:

Henryk Pachulski (1859-1921)

Publisher Info.:

Moscow: P. Jurgenson, n.d.(1897). Plate 20677

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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I. Adagio - Allegro non troppo

For Piano 4 hands

 Excerpt
#262748 - 0.33MB, 2 (#248-249) pp. -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/V/V - 200x

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Olmsted (2012/12/21)

PMLP02511-Tchaikov-PathTheme.pdf
Editor:

The Etude Magazine

Publisher Info.:

The Etude Magazine, April 1918.
Philadelphia: Theodore Presser Co.

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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"Theme" from the 1st movement

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II. Allegro con grazia

For Cello and Piano (Lier)

 Piano Score and Cello Part
#94471 - 0.76MB, 10 pp. -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/V/22 - 701x

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Arranger:

Jacques van Lier (1875–1951)

Publisher Info.:

Leipzig: Robert Forberg, 1897. Plate 5464

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Public Domain - Non-PD EU [tag/del]

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 Piano Score
#99733 - 1.32MB, 8 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/22 - 435x

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Generoso (2011/4/23)

 Cello Part
#99738 - 0.26MB, 2 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/22 - 475x

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Generoso (2011/4/23)

PMLP02511-Tchaikovsky - 2nd Mov of Symphony No6 (Pathetique) Op74 (Lier) for Cello and Piano score.pdf
Arranger:

Jacques van Lier (1875–1951)

Publisher Info.:

Leipzig: Rob. Forberg, 1901. Plate 5464.

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Public Domain - Non-PD EU [tag/del]

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III. Allegro molto vivace

For Brass Ensemble (Beardwood)

 Complete Score
#311500 - 0.61MB, 135 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - !N/!N/!N - 94x

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 Trumpet 1
#311501 - 0.10MB, 12 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - !N/!N/!N - 30x

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 Trumpet 2
#311502 - 0.09MB, 12 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - !N/!N/!N - 16x

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 Trumpet 3
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 Trumpet 4
#311504 - 0.09MB, 10 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - !N/!N/!N - 16x

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 Horn 1
#311505 - 0.08MB, 10 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - !N/!N/!N - 24x

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 Horn 2
#311506 - 0.08MB, 10 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - !N/!N/!N - 16x

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 Trombone 1
#311507 - 0.07MB, 10 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - !N/!N/!N - 22x

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 Trombone 2
#311508 - 0.07MB, 10 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - !N/!N/!N - 19x

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 Tuba 1
#311509 - 0.06MB, 10 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - !N/!N/!N - 19x

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 Tuba 2
#311510 - 0.06MB, 9 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - !N/!N/!N - 18x

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PMLP02511-Pathetique (3rd Movement).pdf
Arranger:

Wayne Beardwood

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Wayne Beardwood

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For Piano solo (Feinberg)
See: 3 Movements from Tchaikovsky's Symphonies, Op.31 (Feinberg, Samuil)
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General Information

Work Title Symphony No.6
Alternative Title Pathétique / Патетическая (Pateticheskaya)
Composer Tchaikovsky, Pyotr
Opus/Catalogue Number Op.74 ; TH 30 ; ČW 27
Key B minor
Movements/Sections 4 movements:
  1. Adagio—Allegro non troppo (B minor, 354 bars)
  2. Allegro con grazia (D major, 179 bars)
  3. Allegro molto vivace (G major, 547 bars)
  4. Adagio lamentoso (B minor, 171 bars)
Year/Date of Composition 1893
First Performance 1893-10-28 — St. Petersburg, Russian Musical Society: Pyotr Tchaikovsky (conductor)
First Publication 1893 — Moscow: P. Jurgenson. Piano 4 hands arr.
1894 — Moscow: P. Jurgenson. Full score, 227 pages. Plate 19097.
Dedication Vladimir Davydov (1871–1906)
Average Duration 46 minutes
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Orchestra
3 flutes (3rd also piccolo), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (A)* (see below), 2 bassoons
4 horns (F), 2 trumpets (A, B), 3 trombones, tuba
timpani, cymbals, bass drum, tam-tam (ad lib.), strings
External Links Tchaikovsky Research
Wikipedia article
Extra Information Also arranged for piano 4 hands by Tchaikovsky, 1893


Misc. Comments

  • It has become tradition in this Symphony for the 2nd clarinet to double on bass clarinet and play 4 notes for the bassoon, at a point where the bassoon takes over a descending line from the clarinet. Apart from the fact that the "hand over" is smoother when the timbres match, the passage goes to pppppp, which is easier on bass clarinet than on bassoon.
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