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Evening Masterworks: Peter lyich Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D Op. 35 for July 3, 2023

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Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Evening Masterworks: Peter lyich Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D Op. 35

Despite having written one of the most popular and lasting Violin Concertos of all time, Tchaikovsky actually hated the violin. Part of this was due to a bad childhood dream involving the violin, and in adulthood, he was even sucker-punched by a violinist at the premiere of one of his pieces. Still, he wrote an incredible Violin Concerto, and you can hear it tonight at 7: it’s our Evening Masterwork on Classical WSMR 89.1 and 103.9.