Tschaikovsky And His Orchestral Music

Louis BIANCOLLI (1907 - 1992)

Included in this little book are analyses and backgrounds of most of Tschaikowsky’s standard concert music. A short sketch of Tschaikowsky’s life precedes the section devoted to the orchestral music. Yet, the personal outlook and moods of Russia’s great composer are so inextricably bound up with his music, that actually the whole booklet is an account of his strangely tormented life. In the story of Tschaikowsky, life and art weave into one closely knit fabric. It is hoped that this simple narrative will aid music lovers to glimpse the great pathos and struggle behind the music of this sad and lonely man. - Summary by Author's Foreword

Genre(s): Biography & Autobiography, Music

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Foreword David Wales
00:01:12
Play 01 Part 1: Opening Biography; Marches, Overtures, Fantasias, Etc.; Overture 1812, Opus 49; Capriccio Italien, Opus 45; Suite For Strings, Souvenir de Florence, Opus 70Opening Biography; Marches, Overtures, Fantasias, Etc.; Overture 1812, Opus 49; Capriccio Italien, Opus 45; Suite For Strings, Souvenir de Florence, Opus 70 David Wales
00:26:22
Play 02 Part 2: Overture-Fantasy, Romeo and Juliet; Francesca da Rimini, Fantasie For Orchestra (After Dante), Opus 32; Ballet Suites: Suite From The Ballet, Swan Lake (Le Lac des Cygnes) – Suite From The Ballet, The Sleeping Beauty, Opus 66 – Suite From The Ballet, The Nutcracker, Opus 71-a; Concertos: Concerto For Violin And Orchestra, in D Major, Opus 35 – Concerto For Piano And Orchestra, in B-Flat Minor, No. 1, Opus 23 David Wales
00:33:48
Play 03 Part 3: Symphonies: Symphony In F Minor, No. 4, Opus 36 – symphony In E Minor, No. 5, Opus 64 – Symphony In B Minor, No. 6, Opus 74 Pathetic; Death David Wales
00:25:49