Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky  (1840-1893)
Last updated: 23.10.17
According to The New Penguin Dictionary of Music, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was a Russian composer, aloof from the overt nationalism of the "Mighty Handful" group, but nevertheless writing in a distinctively Russian style. A homosexual, left his wife a few weeks after marriage (1877); 1876-90, carried on an extensive correspondence with Nadezhda von Meck, a wealthy widow who made him a monetary allowance - but they hardly met. Visited USA, 1982; England, 1983 (D. Mus., Cambridge). Developed cholera after drinking unboiled water (perhaps deliberately?) in St Petersburg, and died there a few days after the first performance of his last symphony, the "Pathetic". His second symphony is nicknamed "Ukrainian" (or "Little Russian"), and his third "Polish"; his "Manfred symphony is unnumbered. Other works - notable for vivid, forceful scoring and for an often-expressed melancholy - includes 3 piano concertos (no. 1 the popular one, no. 3 unfinished), violin concerto; orchestral works; chamber works, songs.
CDs :
Recorder Music CDs:
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Folk Music CDs:
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Books:
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book15.gif Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (Composer's World) Wendy Thompson flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif
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book15.gif To My Best Friend Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
Recorder Sheet Music
Casse-Noisette (D/Piano)smp_logo_88_white.gif
Arr./Editor: Michel Sanvoisin
Publisher: Editions Billaudot (524072300)
Andante Cantabile op. 11 (D/A/T/B)smp_logo_88_white.gif
Performance Score. 4 pages.
This edition: ED 11784.
Arr./Editor: Chase, Geoffrey
Publisher: Schott & Co. Ltd. (49014759)
Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy (D/A/A/T) (760530)
Score.
Publisher: Marlborough (MR00059)
760526.gifTwo Pieces (D/A/T/B) (760526)
Score and Parts.
"The crown of roses", "The angels hymn".
Publisher: Editio Musica Budapest (HARA051)
Waltz of the Flowers (A/A/T/B) (760545)
Level: 5 - Very Difficult.
Publisher: Polyphonic Publications (PP00044)
Humoresque op. 10/2 (D/D/A/T/B) (764142)
Level: Medium
Publisher: Schott & Co. Ltd. (ST11804)
Chanson Triste (Eb Cornet/Bb Cornet/French Horn/Trombone/Euphonium/Tuba) (18329)
Arr./Editor: Paul Chauvin
Publisher: Alafia Publishing
March from The Nutcracker (S/D/D/A/A/T/T/B(GB)) (766606)
11 pages.
Publisher: Jolly Robin (JR00021)
March from The Nutcracker (S/D/D/A/A/T/T/B(GB)) (766610)
set of parts.
 Publisher: Jolly Robin (JR00021P)