Manfred Symphony

Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Yuri Temirkanov, conductor

TV Director: John Michael Phillips 
Recorded at the Royal Albert Hall (London, Great Britain) on 26 August 1992
© BBC, under licence to International Classical Artists Ltd – 1992-2012

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This excerpt from the Manfred Symphony, reminiscent of a famous theme from Swan Lake, is conducted by Yuri Temirkanov. He leads the Philharmonic Orchestra of St. Petersburg, who performed a string of concerts at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall in London in 1992.

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Manfred Symphony in B minor, Op. 58

Lord Byron's poem "Manfred" is the basis for this composition of Tchaikovsky. It is the only one of his symphonies not to be numbered, apart from the uncompleted Symphony in E-flat minor. Tchaikovsky initially thought this piece was one of his best, then, in a typical change of mood,…