Great Composers In Words & Music - Pyotr Il'yich T

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Rozhdestvensky, Gennady; Glemser, Bernd; Orfenova, Ljuba; Ukraine National Symphony Orchestra; Poppen, Christoph; Halász, Michael; Mogrelia, Andrew; Lassoskaya, Elena; National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland; Kuchar, Theodore; Gunzenhauser, Stephen; Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia; Boulton, Nicholas; Sanderling, Stefan; Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra; Raimondi, Ildikó; Colorado Symphony Orchestra; Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra; Alsop, Marin; Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra; Russian National Orch

Is there any music more instantly recognisable and beautifully scored than Tchaikovsky’s wildly popular ballet Swan Lake? These and other works have become enduring classics, yet they were not uncontroversial in Tchaikovsky’s day, and there are those that still wonder if his style is fundamentally European or ardently Russian. Find out more about Tchaikovsky’s childhood obsession with music, his turbulent relationships with friends and colleagues, and how he overcame the deepest of personal crises to transcend all with a creative ambition that has left us with some of the greatest music ever written. The narrative is illustrated with musical excerpts from Piano Concerto No. 1, Symphonies Nos. 4 and 6, the 1812 Overture,The Nutcracker, Swan Lake and The Sleeping Beauty, among others.

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