b'Program Notescontinuedmore sentimental and mournful motif. Themes are then developed and tossed about in a sandstorm of pandemonium, and a melancholic brass chorale accompanied by pizzicato strings brings the movement to a close. The second movement, Allegro con grazia, is a lovely waltz in 5/4 time that flows across the strings like a pleasant breeze. This movement is much lighter in character than the first, but Tchaikovsky still gives it a sense of grief and passionate despair. The third movement, Allegro molto vivace, contrasts greatly with the more somber settings of the first two movements. This bold and powerful music proudly proclaims itself with a carefree swagger. The final movement, Adagio lamentoso, opens with an anguished wail from the strings. This music gives in to the weight of its own grief and sadness. After a loud brassy burst briefly interrupts the strings, they resume their melancholic path toward a subdued climax, with no hint of a happy ending.Ten days after the "Pathtique" premiere, Tchaikovsky died of unexplained reasons. Like his idol Mozart, Tchaikovsky\'s death has been shrouded in mystery. Tchaikovsky\'s scores and letters continue to help scholars interpret the "Pathtique" program. Some believe hidden meanings stem from the composer\'s background as a homosexual man forced to love secretly. Tchaikovsky\'s secret reflects a complicated truth; while the pleasures and pain of love are unique, private, and personal, they are also universal and timeless.Instrumentationthree flutes and piccolo, two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, four horns, two trumpets, three trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion, and strings Duration46 minutes~ Kenneth BeanGeorg and Joyce Albers-Schonberg Assistant ConductorPrinceton Symphony Orchestra'