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Discovering Tchaikovsky

Discovering Tchaikovsky is a two-part BBC TV series presented by Charles Hazlewood, about Tchaikovsky's life and works. In the first part Charles Hazlewood examines the "Fantasy Overture" from Romeo And Juliet - considered Tchaikovsky's first mature masterpiece. And the second part focuses on the first movement of Tchaikovsky's final work, and what many regard as his greatest achievement - the Sixth Symphony, "The Pathetique", which premiered only a week before his death.

Episode 1 - The Creation of Greatness
In the first part Charles Hazlewood examines the "Fantasy Overture" from Romeo And Juliet - considered Tchaikovsky's first mature masterpiece.

Episode 2 - Fortune and Tragedy
The second part focuses on the first movement of Tchaikovsky's final work, and what many regard as his greatest achievement - the Sixth Symphony, "The Pathetique", which premiered only a week before his death.


Related Links
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - wikipedia
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The Great Composers - Tchaikovsky
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Who Killed Tchaikovsky?
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e-Books
Tchaikovsky; his life and works
Author: Rosa Newmarch; Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893). Subject: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893). Publisher: London Grant Richards. Book contributor: Wellesley College Library.
Tchaikovsky
Author: Edwin Evans. Subject: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893). Publisher: J.M. Dent, London. Book contributor: Music - University of Toronto.
The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky
Author: Modest Tchaikovsky; Rosa Newmarch. Subject: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893). Publisher: J. Lane, London. Book contributor: Music - University of Toronto.