Classics: Reif Conducts Tchaikovsky
Based on the opera Doctor Atomic, this symphony by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Adams evokes the frenzied panic, boorish pandering, and moral tension of a world developing the means for self-annihilation. Plus Tchaikovsky’s greatest symphony – a searing, white-hot work that spans the full range of emotional expression.
Pyotr TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 6 (“Pathetique”)
CHRISTIAN REIF, conductor