A fitting finale to any concert, Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony is all about submitting to fate. It contains a notorious “false” ending that will leave you audience applauding at least twice!
Tchaikovsky composed his Fifth Symphony in the sunner of 1888. He suggested that the opening-and-recurrent-theme of the symphony represented “a complete resignation before Fate.” The Finale begins with a slow introduction of the ‘fate’ theme which segues into an Allegro Vivace of drive and energy during which a majestic version of the fate theme periodically emerges. Finally, after a notorious “false” ending, the music course ahead to a dramatic climax.