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Tchaikovsky : the man and his music

Author: David Brown
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Describes the music of Tchaikovsky within the context of his life.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky; Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Brown
ISBN: 9781933648309 1933648309
OCLC Number: 85845310
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xix, 460 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Prelude. 1. Childhood 1 : Votkinsk --
2. Childhood 2 : St. Petersburg --
3. Civil service : personal matters, and conservatoire --
The Moscow years. 4. Moscow conservatoire : first symphony --
5. First opera : enter Balakirev --
Approaching classical music, and some hints --
6. Aborted marriage : Romeo and Juliet --
7. First quartet and The Oprichnik --
8. High nationalism : second symphony and The Tempest --
9. Two contrasting masterpieces : Vakula the Smith/Cherevichki and first piano concerto --
10. Towards an epoch-making ballet : third symphony, third quartet, and Swan Lake --
11. Towards the crisis : Francesca da Rimini --
12. Two women : marriage --
13. Two masterpieces : fourth symphony and Eugene Onegin --The nomad years. 14. The Russian refugee : violin concerto --
15. Personal freedom, and creative trough --
16. Confidences with his best friend : second piano concerto --
17. The wandering recluse : 1812 and serenade for strings --
18. Family matters : piano trio --
19. Mazeppa to second suite --
20. Contrasting relationships : third suite --
21. Celebrity at last, and his own home --
The celebrity years. 22. Manfred Symphony and The Enchantress --
23. Widening horizons : pleasures, and pains --
24. First foreign tour ; A relationship renewed ; Fifth symphony and Hamlet --
25. Second foreign tour : The Sleeping Beauty --
26. Two further relationships : The Queen of Spades --
27. A relationship ends : American tour --
28. Double-bill : a relationship renewed --
29. The final celebrity years : sixth symphony --
30. Cambridge honour : the final mystery.
Responsibility: David Brown.

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Describes the music of Tchaikovsky within the context of his life.

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