Music to Break Your Heart


The power of fate

From despair to triumph

Sun 14 May 2017 7pm, Barbican

Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony is a spiritual experience. Storm-driven twists of fate buffet the music through laments of tragedy and sorrow, and eventually through to a triumphant, life-affirming finale.

MOZART Violin Concerto No 5
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No 5

Nikolaj Znaider conductor/violin
London Symphony Orchestra

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The last word

Tchaikovsky’s intense, climactic ‘Pathétique’

Sun 4 Jun 2017 7pm, Barbican

Tchaikovsky’s Sixth Symphony is emotional, mature and turbulent. It leaps unpredictably from passionate warmth to anger, disappointment and woe, tugging at the heartstrings of any listener.

TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No 6 ('Pathétique')
STRAVINSKY Scènes de ballet
PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No 1

Michael Tilson Thomas conductor
Lisa Batiashvili violin
London Symphony Orchestra

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