It is certainly possible to understand why the 1812 Overture should be dropped, but less so Symphony 2, known of course as the “Little Russian” (not Tchaikovsky’s nickname, by the way), i.e. Ukraine, a celebration by the composer of the country’s folksongs. The orchestra’s decision has divided opinion, seemingly more critical of it than supportive. If you, dear readers, have any thoughts, please share them below. I’m in two minds!