Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 (Pathétique)

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Cambridge University Press, Oct 7, 1999 - Music - 154 pages
Also explored is the dark side of the symphony's political interpretation in the twentieth century, especially its transformation into a cultural icon of the Third Reich."--BOOK JACKET.

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Contents

Pathetic metaphors for sexuality and race gambling and destiny
1
Background and early reception
13
Form and largescale harmony
22
The notsosecret program a hypothesis
36
Compositional genesis the Six Romances Op 73 and the Pathetique
74
Deconstructing homosexual grande passion pathetique
83
Platonic postlude
114
Appendices
116
Notes
122
Select bibliography
147
Index
151
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