The brooding melancholy that pervades many of Tchaikovsky's compositions is perhaps most concentrated in his Symphony No. 6, the "Pathétique," a remarkably innovative, highly personal, and deeply emotional work. A perennial concert favorite since its premiere in 1893, this symphony is also characterized by two of the composer's most consistent and memorable contributions: his effortless melodic invention and superb orchestration. This miniature-score edition of the work is complete in all respects, containing the original instrumentation with bar-numbered movements. Reproduced from the authoritative Breitkopf & Härtel edition, it is ideal for study in the classroom, at home, or in the concert hall — an affordable, high-quality, conveniently sized volume that will be the edition of choice for music students and music lovers alike.