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    BBC SCOTTISH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: TCHAIKOVSKY’S PATHÉTIQUE SYMPHONY

    Concert
  • When
    21 January 15:00 - 17:00
  • Debussy Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune

    Mozart Piano Concerto No.9, K.271 ‘Jeunehomme’

    Tchaikovsky Symphony No.6 (Pathétique)

    Arthur Jussen piano

    Martyn Brabbins conductor

    (approximate finish time: 5.00pm)

    It was the composer’s brother who suggested the name for Tchaikovsky’s Sixth Symphony, and he told it like it is: “Pathétique” simply means “full of feeling”. And amidst all the myths and mysteries that surround the writing of Tchaikovsky’s fi nal masterpiece, one thing’s clear: the melodic inspiration and emotional honesty of this glorious (but heartbreaking) music. Martyn Brabbins opens the concert in an altogether more languid world of Debussy’s Prélude à l’aprèsmidi d’un faune, and in between, there’s beauty, clarity and timeless grace in the fi rst really great piano concerto by Mozart, featuring a soloist who’s only slightly older than the composer was when he wrote it, Arthur Jussen