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Porträt des Komponisten Pjotr I. Tschaikowski (1840-1893)
Tchaikovsky in 1893

The Symphony No. 6 in B minor ("Pathétique"), Op. 74 is a work of symphony in B minor for orchestra. It was written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in 1893, and published the same year. The publisher choose the subtitle "Pathétique". Tchaikovsky conducted the first performance in 28 October 1893. The work is celebrated for its march-like Scherzo, and its "limping" waltz finale with a 5/4 time signature.

  • Woodstra, Chris, et. al. 2005. All Music Guide to Classical Music. All Music Guide, LLC. pp. 1384-1385. .
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