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Symphony No. 6 (Pathétique) - Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky

Information about Symphony No. 6 by Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, and the best recordings available on CD or for download.

Tchaikovsky's final symphony.

The work was written in 1893, and is in the key of B minor.


Mravinsky (Deutsche Grammophon 477 591-1)

477 591-1

Landmark performances, and winner of a Gramophone magazine award.

Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Evgeny Mravinsky, 1960.

Deutsche Grammophon 477 591-1

Coupled with Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5

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Pletnev (Virgin Classics 59661)


Russian National Orchestra, conducted by Mikhail Pletnev, 03/1991.

Virgin Classics 59661

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Järvi (BIS 1348)


Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Neeme Järvi.

BIS 1348 (mono)

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Also included in the boxed set: Tchaikovsky Orchestral Works

Jansons (Chandos CHAN 8446)

CHAN 8446

A fine performance, superbly recorded.

Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Mariss Jansons, 1986.

Chandos CHAN 8446

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