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Tchaikovsky – The Storm, Op. 76 (Overture in E minor)

The Storm, Op. 76, is a posthumously published overture by Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893). 


Tchaikovsky's tomb at the Alexander Nevsky Mon...

Tchaikovsky’s tomb at the Alexander Nevsky Monastery (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Completed in 1864, this first large-scale orchestral work of Tchaikovsky was inspired by the play of the same name by Aleksandr Ostrovsky (which also forms the basis of Leoš Janáček‘s opera “Káťa Kabanová“). Tchaikovsky composed this overture as an exercise while vacationing in the Ukraine, and since he did not consider it worthy of publication, it did not receive its premiere until three years after the composer’s death.

Conductor: Antoni Wit
Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra