Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 1 19 - 25 November 2019

It's not the first time that we enter the world of the fairy tales with Spira mirabilis: a few years ago it was Maurice Ravel who introduced us with his 'Ma mère l'Oye', Mother Goose, to the characters of Charles Perrault, and in Ravel's ballet the fairy tales were meticulously accompanied by music that would almost be self-explanatory - music which not only described the characters but often transformed into characters. Now, for the first time, we take a closer look at the composer which is universally known as one of the most related to the fairy world, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, whose music belongs to many of us since childhood but whom we haven't dared to approach yet with Spira. And although it's not a ballet this time, and one won't encounter Sleeping Beauty, the King of Mice or a girl that has been transformed into a swan, the first Symphony, composed by night under the effect of a hallucinated nervous tension, is fairy-tale-like already in its title: "Winter Daydreams". But the cold and melancholic atmosphere that traverses through the whole composition (most obviously in the marvellous Adagio with the oboe theme at the beginning…) and that more than once one finds next to a waltz and cheerful Russian folk tunes, leaves us feeling lost: where does this 'winter journey' lead us, which is the forgotten land that we're learning about? Today the fairy tale of Tchaikovsky is unfinished, the neurosis and misery of the young Russian composer begin to leak through, and only the absolute beauty of this dreamy music remains to save us.


Concert San Possidonio

23/11/2019 21:00
Palazzurro (San Possidonio (MO) Italy) View map

for info and booking call:

+390535417924 Cultura del Comune 

 or +393406643676 Roberta Bulgarelli

Concert Vicenza

24/11/2019 20:45
Teatro Comunale (Vicenza Italy) View map

Concert Formigine

25/11/2019 21:00
Polisportiva Formiginese (Formigine Italy) View map


  • Abigail Jeruscha Annabelle Lois Camille Marie Chomarat Viola
  • Jack Greed Violin
  • Lionel Andrey Clarinet
  • Marina Arrufat Grau Violin
  • Lorenza Borrani Violin
  • Francesco Bossaglia Horn
  • Laia Braun Violin
  • Ursina Braun Cello
  • Ulf Breuer Percussions
  • Maia Cabeza Violin
  • Maria Alba Carmona Tobella Oboe
  • Simona Carrara Horn
  • José Luís Carreres Fita Percussions
  • Innocenzo Caserio Trumpet
  • André Cebrián Garea Flute
  • Agata Laima Daraskaite Violin
  • Michele Fattori Bassoon
  • Blanca Fernandez González Violin
  • Erika Ferroni Trumpet
  • Timoti Fregni Violin
  • Olga Hansen Viola
  • Yuko Hara Viola
  • Mirjam Huettner Oboe
  • Benjamin Iglesias Horn
  • Simone Jandl Viola
  • Hiroki Kasai Violin
  • Gyu Nam Kim Doublebass
  • Anna Krimm Viola
  • Irene Liebau Cello
  • Magdalena Joanna Catherine Loth-Hill Violin
  • Ernest Martinez Solà Violin
  • Rebeca Maseda Longarela Violin
  • Rosa Montañés Cebriá Percussions
  • Margherita Naldini Doublebass
  • Philip Charles Nelson Doublebass
  • Robindro Nikolic Clarinet
  • Lorena Padrón Ortiz Violin
  • Francesco Parini Trombone
  • Carles Perez Esteve Horn
  • Francesca Piccioni Viola
  • Begoña Roche Vicente Bassoon
  • Marta Sanchez Gil Doublebass
  • Clementina Savini Flute
  • Iván Siso Calvo Cello
  • Lara Rosemary Sullivan Violin
  • Maurizio Tedesco Trombone
  • Giacomo Tesini Violin
  • Lorenzo Torelli Tuba
  • Ida Aino Josefiina Tunkkari Violin
  • Luna Vigni Flute
  • Jonathan Richard Andrew Watkins Trombone
  • Klara Theresia Wincor Cello
  • Tim-Erik Winzer Viola
  • Marie-Louise Wundling Cello