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Tchaikovsky through others' eyes

Author: Alexander Poznansky
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1999.
Series: Russian music studies (Bloomington, Ind.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Here are views of Tchaikovsky by a wide range of his contemporaries - from all periods of his life. In letters, diaries, and interviews, they speak of little-known facets of the composer's life: foibles and manners, politics and tastes, prejudices and preferences (sexual and otherwise). Friends, relatives, musicians, journalists, and state officials show us both the public and the private figure: the student at the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Tchaikovsky through others' eyes.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)639395661
Named Person: Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky; Piotr Ilitch Tchaïkovski; Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander Poznansky
ISBN: 0253335450 9780253335456
OCLC Number: 39905999
Description: xix, 311 pages : portraits, pls. ; 25 cm.
Contents: I. The schoolboy (1840-1863): Fanny Dürbach ; Ippolit Tchaikovsky ; Fyodor Maslov ; Ivan Turchaninov ; Alexander Mikhailov ; Vladimir Gerard ; Rudolph Kündinger ; Arkady Raich ; Modest Tchaikovsky. --
II. The music student (1863-1865): Modest Tchaikovsky ; Vassily Bessel ; Herman Laroche ; Ivan Klimenko ; Adelaida Spasskaya ; Alexander Rubets. --
III. The conservatory professor (1866-1876): Rostislav Genika ; Mariya Gurye ; Alexandra Amfiteatrova-Levitskaya ; Alexander Litvinov ; V.A. ; Ivan Klimenko. --
IV. The socialite (1866-1876): Modest Tchaikovsky ; Konstantin de Lazari ; Alexandra Sokolova. --
V. Marriage (1877): Antonina Tchaikovskaya ; Nikolay Kashkin. --
VI. The composer (1878-1892): Alexander Glazunov ; Eduard Nápravník ; Vladimir Pogozhev ; Romain Rolland ; Herman Klein ; Julius H. Block ; Varvara Tsekhovskaya. --
VII. The man (1878-1892): Konstantin de Lazari ; Grand Duke Konstantin Konstantinovich ; Boris Vietinghoff-Schell ; Vasily Korganov ; Vasily Bertenson ; Konstantin Varlamov ; Nazar Litrov. --
VIII. The celebrity (1891-1892): Musical courier ; New York herald ; Novosti dnia ; Peterburgskaia zhizn ; Peterburgskaia gazeta. --
IX. The national treasure (1892-1893): Leonid Sabaneyev ; Mikhail Bukinik ; Anton Door ; Abram Kaufman ; Konstantin Dumchev ; Isaak Bukinik ; Ivan Klimenko ; Vasily Sapelnikov ; Yulian Poplavsky. --
X. Death (1893): Modest Tchaikovsky ; Vladimir Nápravník ; Yury Davydov ; Vasily Bertenson ; Lev Bertenson ; Nikolay Mamonov ; Modest Tchaikovsky ; Grand Duke Konstantin Konstantinovich ; Yulian Poplavsky.
Series Title: Russian music studies (Bloomington, Ind.)
Responsibility: compiled, edited, and with an introduction by Alexander Poznansky ; translations from Russian by Ralph C. Burr, Jr. & Robert Bird.

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A compilation of reminiscences about Tchaikovsky. It includes the memoirs, diary entries, and interviews written and conducted by his contemporaries that show us both the public and the private  Read more...

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This is Poznansky's third book on Tchaikovsky in one decade and-like its two well-received predecessors, Tchaikovsky: The Quest for the Inner Man (CH, Jun'92) and Tchaikovsky's Last Days (CH, Read more...

 
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