Short & Casual: Tschaikowski

Tchaikovsky's Sixth Symphony, the "Pathétique", in a short concert


Thursday | 4/11/2024
7:30 pm Start of Concert
Konzertsaal im Kulturpalast, Dresden
Schloßstr. 2, 01067 Dresden
Floor Plan

About the Concert

Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6 is a masterpiece, it is peculiar and unique. His brother Modest was also convinced of this. He gave the work the nickname "Pathétique". And yes, it is pathetic. Even more: the Sixth is tragic, dramatic, gripping, ominous. And it is Tchaikovsky's swan song: He died nine days after the premiere. Whether it was an infection with cholera or the death sentence of a "court of honor" because of his homosexuality - theories abound. Not at all a theory is the effect of this great music: it captivates from the first note and releases its listeners only when the last note of the lonely last movement has long faded away.

In our abFRACKt series, things are different: the concert lasts no more than an hour, the musicians don't play in black tails, and no one has to fear clapping in the wrong place.

And you don't need any special knowledge to understand the music "correctly". Just come, listen and be surprised. And if you want to learn more about the music, you can download the free Wolfgang app onto your smartphone and be guided through the respective work live in concert.

Afterwards, we invite you to stay in our foyers, get a glass of wine or beer in the Café "Tutti" and relax a bit more, talk or simply look out over the city from the balcony...


Peter Iljitsch Tschaikowski
Sinfonie Nr. 6 h-Moll "Pathétique"


Stanislav Kochanovsky
Dresdner Philharmonie


Stanislav Kochanovsky


Based in his native Saint Petersburg, Stanislav Kochanovsky began his international career as a conductor on the concert and opera stage, which will take him to debuts in Cologne, Venice and Seoul this season. From the 2024/25 season, he will take over as Chief Conductor of the NDR Radiophilharmonie in Hanover. He has already made several guest appearances with the Dresden Philharmonic and will be touring the UK with the orchestra following the concert in Dresden.

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