Musical Sunday Sun, 25th February 2024, 11:00 am Peter Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in B minor op. 74 "Pathétique" Marcus Imbsweiler & Timo Jouko Herrmann Literature Peter Tchaikovsky’s last three symphonies are works of confession. They bear witness to the complicated relationship between a highly sensitive artist and his often uncomprehending environment. Tchaikovsky probably achieved this most impressively and musically spectacularly in his 6th Symphony, the Pathétique, which is an instrumental requiem with its sombre tone colors, its tendency to fall silent, but also with flickers of joie de vivre. It is also shrouded in legend, as the composer died of cholera just nine days after the premiere. At Musical Sunday at the DAI Heidelberg, two music enthusiasts will have their say and dive deep into the respective works with the audience: Marcus Imbsweiler publishes novels, including stories about composers; Timo Jouko Herrmann is a composer, violinist and guest conductor of the Heidelberg Symphony Orchestra.