#Pyotr Tchaikovsky

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How does Tchaikovsky’s music influence the way contemporary composers think? Vladimir Rannev, Alexander Knaifel, Sergey Nevsky and Oleg Gudachev talk about the powerful innovation and non-obvious borrowings, which over the centuries have resulted in real discoveries. Concluding the anniversary year, we suggest to watch the November meeting in Dom Radio on the living energy of […]
An experience got through shock, a beauty seen through pain… How does a person explain their complicated relationship with art through the concepts of “pathos” and “pathetic”? In a new episode of our podcast, we trace the evolution of two categories through the centuries, from the Homeric epics to Tchaikovsky’s lyricism, from the works of […]
From the “wildest Russian nihilism” to the unfading classics. In a new episode of our podcast, we share a lecture on the history of the Violin Concerto in D major by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, its performance and interpretation. In view of the composer’s 180th anniversary, it is the right time to look at the evolution […]
Pyotr Ilyich’s life journey consists of more than 150 points. From a happy childhood in Votkinsk and youth in St. Petersburg to “Souvenir de Florence” and a triumph at the opening of Carnegie Hall in New York. The world map gives a sense of the composer’s personal and creative scope. Moreover, an essential motif related […]
October 25, 1893 (old style) was the day Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky died. On this memorial day, we are sharing with you a recording of a music piece which sounds particularly touching given the occasion. Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov (b. 1937) has written a cycle titled “October 25, 1893 (In Memory of P.I. Tchaikovsky)”. The cycle […]