Andre Previn conducts "Symphony No. 6 (The Pathetique)" and looks at why Tchaikovsky's music holds such magic and why an audience responds to it time and time again. "The Pathetique" is Tchaikovsky's last composition.
Description by Image Entertainment:
In this fascinating series of films, "Sounds Magnificent: The Story of the Symphony," Andre Previn conducts the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in some of the most popular works from the concert repertoire--symphonies by Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Brahms, Berlioz, Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich. Each program is introduced by Andre Previn, who discusses the piece to be performed and the lives of the composers who created these masterpieces by giving illustrations of aspects of their music with a variety of orchestral excerpts. Image Entertainment is proud to bring you the second in this series: Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6.