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Title: Tchaikovsky Edition
Otros títulos: The Snow Maiden
La Doncella de la Nieve
Intérprete/ Colaborador: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky; Natalia Erassova; Alezander Archipov; Nikolai Vassiliev; Russian State Chorus E Orchestra/Andrei Christiakov
Código CDU: Ts.19
Forma Musical: Incidental music.
Abstract: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky was the author of some of the most popular themes in all of classical music. He founded no school, struck out no new paths or compositional methods, and sought few innovations in his works. Yet the power and communicative sweep of his best music elevates it to classic status, even if it lacks the formal boldness and harmonic sophistication heard in the compositions of his contemporaries, Wagner and Bruckner. It was Tchaikovsky's unique melodic charm that could, whether in his Piano Concerto No. 1 or in his ballet The Nutcracker or in his tragic last symphony, make the music sound familiar on first hearing. Tchaikovsky was born into a family of five brothers and one sister. He began taking piano lessons at age four and showed remarkable talent, eventually surpassing his own teacher's abilities. By age nine, he exhibited severe nervous problems, not least because of his overly sensitive nature. The following year, he was sent to St. Petersburg to study at the ...


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