150 years after his death Tchaikovsky remains a controversial and enigmatic figure. His enormous popularity as a composer has never faded, yet the character of the man himself continues to conjure up paradoxes. David Brown has drawn together a fascinating collection of reminiscences and contemporary documents, many of them never before translated into English. They provide a chronicle of Tchaikovsky's upbringing in Russia and the early years of his career, as well as impressions of his extensive European concert tours. The memoirs of colleagues and pupils shed valuable light on the mysterious circumstances of his death. Illustrated.
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The Moscow years
First impressions and more
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