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Author Wiley, Roland John.
Title Tchaikovsky / Roland John Wiley.
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
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 Music & Media - Stacks  ML410.C4 W52 2009    IN LIBRARY
Description xxi, 546 p., 14 p. of plates : ill., music ; 25 cm.
Series The master musicians
Master musicians series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 501-527) and index.
Contents Tchaikovsky's early years -- Childhood and youth in St. Petersburg -- Civil service (1859-1863) -- Tchaikovsky at the St. Petersburg Conservatory -- Tchaikovsky's first years in Moscow -- Music of the first five years -- Before the fall (1871-1877) -- The music of 1871-1877 -- 1877 : the year of Tchaikovsky's marriage -- The music of 1877 -- 1878 -- The music of 1878 -- 1879-1881 -- The music of 1879-1881 -- 1882-1884 -- The music of 1882-1884 -- 1885-1888 -- The music of 1885-1888 -- 1889-1893 -- The music of 1889-1893 -- The circumstances of Tchaikovsky's death.
Summary "A giant in the pantheon of 19th century composers, Tchaikovsky continues to enthrall audiences today. From the Nutcracker - arguably the most popular ballet currently on the boards - Swan Lake , and Sleeping Beauty , to Eugene Onegin and Pique Dame, to the Symphony Pathetique and the always rousing, canon-blasting 1812 Overture - this prolific and beloved composer's works are perennial favorites. Now, John Wiley, a renowned Tchaikovsky scholar, provides a fresh biography aimed in classic Master Musicians style at the student and music lover. Wiley deftly draws on documents from imperial, Soviet, and post-Soviet era sources, providing a more balanced look at recent controversies surrounding the marriage, death, and sexuality of the composer. The author dovetails the biographical material with separate chapters that treat the music thoroughly and fully, work-by-work, with more substantial explorations of Tchaikovsky's most familiar compositions. These analyses present new, even iconoclastic perspectives on the music and the composer's intent and expression. Several informative appendices, in the Master Musicians format, include an exhaustive list of works and bibliography."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893.
Composers -- Russia -- Biography.
Related To Online version: Wiley, Roland John. Tchaikovsky. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009 (OCoLC)636751800
ISBN 9780195368925 alkaline paper
0195368924 alkaline paper
OCLC number 243960475