Archive: Tchaikovsky 5

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  • Colin Currie, percussion
  • Yutaka Sado, conductor


Steve Reich
«Music for pieces of wood» for tuned claves
Bruno Mantovani
«Allegro Barbaro» Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra
Pjotr Iljitsch Tschaikowski
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«The Fifth Symphony was written, despite that grievous fear that was trying to cripple the ageing man with its whispering: your song is exhausted, you’re a husk, nothing more will come from you. And lo and behold: The symphony became great, and it became good» The words of writer Klaus Mann in celebration of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s thrilling work, the second of his three great «symphonies of fate», numbers four to six. The Tonkunstler Orchestra’s Music Director Yutaka Sado complements this jewel of the orchestral repertoire with a formidable new percussion concerto. In Bruno Mantovani’s dramatic, explosive «Allegro barbaro», soloist Colin Currie scintillates on an arsenal of instruments that may not have pitch but produce brilliant sound colours.

Bruno Mantovani's Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra "Allegro Barbaro" was commissioned by the Orchester Philharmonique de Radio France and the Tonkunstler Orchestra and is being presented as its Austrian premiere.

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Pjotr Iljitsch Tschaikowski

Symphony No. 5 in e minor op. 64


  • Andante - Allegro con anima

  • Andante cantabile, con alcuna licenza

  • Valse. Allegro moderato

  • Finale. Andante maestoso - Allegro vivace


55 Min.