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Symphony No.5 in E minor Op 64 2nd movement Tchaikovsky Help Opus Details
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The 2nd movement opens with very dark chords played by the violas, cellos and basses, which then act as a background to one of Tchaikovsky's immortal melodies played by the French horns.
Category: Symphony Orchestra Romantic Period
Time Signature 12 /8 Key Signature   D Major Play MP3 using player below.

1    French Horns introduce the slow, sweeping main theme of this slow movement.

2    This 2nd theme of the slow movement is another plaintive melody, this time from the oboe, against pulsating triplets from the strings.

3    Third theme, now in regular 4 beats to the bar.
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