Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4, Movement IV

2023 Young Artist Showcase Orchestral instrumentalists join the NZSO to perform the fourth movement of Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony


10 minutes 30 seconds

Performance Date

12 April 2023


Young Artist Showcase

Featured Artists


Tchaikovsky 4th Movement, Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36

Hamish McKeich Conductor
Serene Wong Flute
Isla Richards Oboe
Reynold Yang Clarinet
Casper Adams French Horn
Ned Shaw Trumpet
Mia Yee Trumpet
Aran Quaggin-Molloy Percussion
Jason Wong Percussion
Catherine Harrison Violin 
Valerie Howe Violin
Timothy Wang Violin
Edgar Watson Violin
Zoe Wing Violin
Lily Hayhurst Violin
Lilja Leppänen Cello
Caleb Raymond Cello

Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony, is a powerful and dramatic composition that takes listeners on a thrilling musical journey. The fourth movement, in particular, is intense and vibrant. It's like a musical rollercoaster, with contrasting emotions and vivid melodies.

Tchaikovsky uses a recurring "fate" theme, symbolizing destiny, which adds a sense of urgency and drama to the music. The movement begins with a stormy and forceful passage and then transitions into a more lyrical and reflective melody. As the movement progresses, it builds in energy and intensity, reaching a triumphant and exhilarating conclusion.

The piece classic example of Romantic-era music, known for its emotional depth and powerful orchestration, making it a thrilling experience for both musicians and listeners.

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