Tchaikovsky started the symphonic poem Fatum between late September and early October 1868. He put the work aside to devote his attention to the touring Belgian soprano Désirée Artôt, with whom he had fallen in love (or so he thought). They discussed marriage, and planned to meet again in the summer of 1869 in Paris to develop their plans. She then left for Warsaw to continue her tour with her opera company.
|Date of composition||1868 (but Tchaikovsky later destroyed the score, and it was published in 1896)|
|Premiered||1869, February 27th in Moscow, Russia|
|Dedicated to||Dedicated to Mily Balakirev|
Piotr Ilitch Tchaïkovski: Fatum en do mineur, Op. 77
Pëtr Il'ič Čajkovskij: Fatum in do minore, Op. 77
Pjotr Iljitsch Tschaikowski: Fatum c-moll, Op. 77