Evening Masterwork: Second Symphony by Tchaikovsky

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 – 1893)

Symphony No. 2 in c-minor by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Evening Masterwork for March 12, 2020 – 7:00 PM on Classical WSMR 89.1 and 103.9

Tchaikovsky’s Second Symphony, or the “Little Russian” as it has come to be known as, is the shortest of Tchaikovsky’s symphonies. However, its distinction is not the length of the work – it is Tchaikovsky’s use of Russian folk music as the basis of a number of themes. Not only that, but Tchaikovsky’s original themes seem almost to have a folk-like quality to them. We will hear the folk-influenced “Little Russian” Symphony No. 2 by Tchaikovsky, our Evening Masterwork tonight at 7 on Classical WSMR.