Each was a real struggle for the composer, with successes only coming later. All three pieces are now staples of the classical music repertoire and audience favorites: Beethoven’s Fidelio Overture; Barber’s Violin Concerto and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5. The great violinist James Buswell will be our guest soloist for the Barber concerto.
Beethoven: Fidelio Overture
Barber: Violin Concerto
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E Minor