Archive: Tchaikowsky & Sibelius

Wien Musikverein Großer Saal Musikverein | Großer Saal


  • Alena Baeva, violin
  • Michal Nesterowicz, conductor


A stay in the wine-growing village of Clarens on the shores of Lake Geneva did Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky the power of good. Here the composer convalesced from depression and a nervous breakdown triggered by his repressed homosexuality. He poured his regained courage into a violin concerto, here brought to life in all its blossoming, heady and intoxicating character by Tchaikovsky’s compatriot, violinist Alena Baeva. In his First Symphony, the Finnish composer Jean Sibelius illustrated the rather austere character of the natural world in his homeland: a varied panopticon of youth and ripeness, light and shadow, longing and pain, interpreted here by the Polish conductor Michał Nesterowicz.

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Pjotr Iljitsch Tschaikowski

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major op. 35


  • Allegro moderato

  • Canzonetta. Andante -

  • Finale. Allegro vivacissimo


35 Min.


Jean Sibelius

Symphony No. 1 in E minor op. 39


  • Andante ma non troppo - Allegro energico

  • Andante ma non troppo lento

  • Scherzo. Allegro

  • Finale. Quasi una fantasia


40 Min.