Tchaikovsky

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Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker
Premiered Today in 1892
For much of the Western world and beyond, Christmas without the Nutcracker just wouldn’t be Christmas! To me, this has always been somewhat surprising as there is absolutely nothing in the ballet that connects it with the story of the
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Mission Impossible
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Désirée Artôt
The Belgian mezzo-soprano Désirée Artôt (1835-1907) studied with Pauline Viardot and Francesco Lamperti in London and in Paris. She started her career at the Paris Opera in 1858 when Giacomo Meyerbeer engaged her to sing in his Le prophète. Berlioz,
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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
“Music Is Heaven’s Gift to Humanity”
Boris Asafyev, one of the founders of Soviet musicology, wrote the following summary assessment regarding Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, “He was the first composer of a new Russian type… in a deeply original, personal and national style he united the symphonic
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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
“Truly There Would Be Reason to Go Mad Were It Not for Music.”
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was, and still is, an international musical superstar. However, the first professional composer of consequence in Russia was an elusive man who simultaneously craved and loathed fame. In a letter to his music publisher, he writes, “I
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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
“Inspiration does not willingly visit the lazy” Ten days after the successful premiere of his Sixth Symphony in 1893, a raging cholera epidemic claimed the life of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893), one of Russia’s most famous composers. His music appealed
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Souvenir de Tchaikovsky
Chamber Music for Body and Soul
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) was trained within a conservatory tradition that emphasized Western compositional techniques and expressions. As such, we would expect to find a multitude of intimate works for small ensembles. In reality, however, his published chamber output is
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TCHAIKOVSKY, P.I.: Piano Music – 12 Morceaux / Souvenir de Hapsal / Valse-Scherzos / Capriccio / Valse-caprice
12 Morceaux, Op. 40 No. 9. Valse in F – Sharp Minor From TCHAIKOVSKY, P.I.: Piano Music – 12 Morceaux / Souvenir de Hapsal / Valse-Scherzos / Capriccio / Valse-caprice (2017) Released by Naxos Tchaikovsky: 12 Morceaux, Op. 40 –
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The Heath Quartet
Tchaikovsky: String Quartets No. 1 & No. 3
String Quartet No. 1 in D major, Op. 11 (1871) II Andante cantabile From The Heath Quartet Tchaikovsky: String Quartets No. 1 & No. 3 (2016) Released by Harmonia Mundi Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No. 1 in D major, Op. 11
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