Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Opus 64 London FFSS CS 6117 Blue Back.
Georg Solti conducting The Paris Conservatory Orchestra.
Eleven years elapsed between Tchaikovsky’s fourth and fifth symphonies. The composer’s approach towards his fifth shows all his characteristic vacillations. “I shall positively compose a symphony,” he announces first of all. Then he fears that he is written out, yet he hopes that “little by little” he is accumulating material for a symphony. Next, as he says, he starts to squeeze out, with difficulty, a symphony from my bedulled brains.” His initial ideas, as with the fourth and after with the sixth, are concerned with Fate. “Complete resignation before Fate” was the remark in a nite-book. “Shall I throw myself into the embraces of Fate?” But this musical ideas, luckily, proved to be much less complicated. They had a spirit of their own that makes the fifth a better symphony than its predecessors, especially the fourth; and Fate has no part in it.
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