Nadezhda von Meck

In correspondence with a patron, Tchaikovsky confessed he was grappling with the idea of fate in his Symphony No. 4. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, the composer tried to make sense of his world with music that still resonates today. Listen to her conversation with Philadelphia Orchestra Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, insights into Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5  have come from the composer’s correspondence with a secretive patron.

On Sunday, November 19th, 1 to 3 pm. on WRTI 90.1, The Philadelphia Orchestra performs Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4.