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Common. Among. The major characters not working for the movement of Mozart's only composition for this combination and thus occupies a unique position in concert literature or poet Pereo has conducted the Detroit Symphony Orchestra of which Mr. Yaki and Mr. Tipton are first chair members. You were listening to the first in a series of broadcasts of regular subscription concerts especially selected from the archives of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra produced by the University of Michigan broadcasting service for national educational radio under a grant in aid from the National Home Library Foundation and this is the national educational radio network. Today's concert is being conducted by Paul Pillar a conductor and musical director of the
orchestra from one thousand fifty two to one thousand sixty two and now conductor emeritus from the home of the Detroit orchestra in the Henry an Edsel Ford Auditorium in Detroit's Civic Center Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony and Beethoven's Eroica symphony to share a comparable place in the output of their creators. Each was written at a time of dire personal crisis in the life of its composer and each marked an enormous artistic advance over the artist's previous output. It was in the spring of 1877 when Tchaikovsky began the fourth symphony at a time when he was fighting off a severe attack of mental depression. The summer and early fall of this year were almost disastrous for the composer and ended in his nervous collapse. Only the care of his brother Anatole the friendship of Nicholas Rubenstein and the wonderful generosity of not just one Mac made a full recovery possible. But it was not until the early part of the next year 1878 that the Fourth Symphony was completed
together with the opera Eugene and Yangon began about the same time as the symphony. Soon thereafter the violin concerto was emerging from his pen. The composer himself wrote a detailed philosophical analysis of the program of the Fourth Symphony for not just one mic. Very briefly the four movements are described thus in the introduction is the German the leading idea of the whole work. This is fate that inevitable force. In the second movement expresses the melancholy which steals over us when it evening we sit indoors alone weary of work. Third movement. No definite feelings find expression on a capricious arabesque CE intangible forms. And the fourth movement a rustic quality as depicted. But Fate reminds us once more of its presence. Happiness does exist a simple and unspoiled. And this makes life possible. Thus wrote Tchaikovsky about his fourth symphony. From its home in the beautiful Henry and its report of a Tory and we now hear of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra conducted
by Paul parade in a performance of Tchaikovsky Symphony Number 4 in a minor Opus 36. The four movements of the worker on the bomb placed a neutral microphone on me my thanks on Tino in order to come Zona Scotto an anomaly and I grow one. Well. Thank you now it is your holiday in the Detroit Symphony and Tchaikovsky's Symphony Number 4.
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Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Wagner, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, part 3
Producing Organization
University of Michigan
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University of Maryland (College Park, Maryland)
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Episode Description
This program, the third of five parts, presents part of a concert that included performances of pieces by Wagner, Mozart, and Tchaikovsky. The Detroit Symphony Orchestra is conducted by Paul Paray.
Series Description
Detroit Symphony Orchestra concert series, recorded at the Ford Auditorium on the Detroit Riverfront.
Broadcast Date
Media type
Conductor: Paray, Paul, 1886-1979
Performing Group: Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Producing Organization: University of Michigan
AAPB Contributor Holdings
University of Maryland
Identifier: 66-42-1 (National Association of Educational Broadcasters)
Format: 1/4 inch audio tape
Duration: 00:13:58
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