Evening Masterwork: Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

Violin Concerto in D by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Evening Masterwork for July 16, 2020 – 7:00 PM on Classical WSMR 89.1 and 103.9

Despite having written one of the most popular and lasting Violin Concertos of all time, Tchaikovsky actually hated the violin. Part of this was due to a bad childhood dream involving the violin, and in adulthood, he was even sucker-punched by a violinist at the premiere of one of his pieces. Still, he wrote an incredible  Violin Concerto, and you can hear it tonight at 7: it’s our Evening Masterwork on Classical WSMR 89.1 and 103.9.