Andantino (from Symphony No. 4>/I>)
By Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky / arr. Robert Sieving
Highland/Etling String Orchestra
This arrangement features the main theme from the second movement of Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36. Tchaikovsky composed this during a period of personal crisis, therefore the work as a whole is a restless and tempestuous one, reflecting his chaotic and dispirited state of mind. The melody, while pleasant and lyrical, is filled with a certain melancholy, reflecting the sadness in his life.