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Tchaikovsky’s Symphony #4 – DSO

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra

This performance will also be broadcast live on 90.9 FM WRCJ at 10:45am.

From the opening horn calls signaling unstoppable fate to the delirious ending full of cymbal crashes and orchestral fireworks, Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony serves, in the composer’s words, as a “faithful echo” of an intense emotional journey. Martucci’s Nocturne employs gentle, beautiful melodies to portray nighttime calm, and Dohnányi’s set of variations humorously transforms a familiar childhood melody through a variety of musical styles.