Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 6 in Bminor "Pathétique"
Dvořák: Four Slavonic Dances, opus 46
Dohnányi: Variations on a Nursery Song
soloist: James Willshire
The'Pathetique'—Tchaikovsky's last symphony—was premiered a mere eleven daysbefore his death: "I consider it the best and most open-hearted of myworks; I love it as I have never loved any of my other musical creations."This, the most powerfully emotional of his works, is balanced by Dohnányi'scharming and witty Variations for piano and orchestra, and Dvořák's SlavonicDances are sure to send you home light of heart and (hopefully) of step!