It was his unshakeable belief that we humans are subject to an outside force that predetermines the course of our lives.
And yet, in spite of this pessimistic outlook, he worked through his feelings to create some of his best—and best-loved works.
In this hour, Tchaikovsky’s lifelong obsession with the power of Fate, as reflected in Swan Lake, Romeo & Juliet, and his final three symphonies.
|Symphonies 3, 4 & 6 [for Symphony No. 4]||Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko||Onyx 4162||880040416227|
|1812: Serebrier Conducts Tchaikovsky [for symphonic fantasia, Fatum]||Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, José Serebrier||BIS BIS-1283||7318590012833|
|1812; Hamlet; Romeo and Juliet [for Romeo and Juliet & Hamlet]||London Philharmonic Orchestra, Alexander Gibson||Collins Classics EC 1009-2||5012106100923|
|The Symphonies & Manfred [for Francesca da Rimini]||Russian National Symphony, Mikhail Pletnev||Pentatone PTC 5186489||827949048968|
|Sleeping Beauty, Nutcracker, Swan Lake||Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Neeme Jarvi||Chandos CHSA 5204(5)||095115520420|
|Symphonies 1, 2 & 5 [for Symphony No. 5]||Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko||Onyx 4150||880040415022