Audio Recordings

Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 3

This Tuesday we revisit our September 2017 performance of Tchaikovsky‘s Symphony No. 3, performed at the Fisher Center at Bard under the baton of Leon Botstein. This symphony is the least-performed of the several that Tchaikovsky wrote. It is occasionally referred to as the “Polish Symphony” due to the Polish dance influences in the rhythms of the final movement, marked as Tempo di polacca. However, musicologists agree that this is a misleading nickname; the symphony is most definitely Russian.