Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (Composer's World)
Publisher: Viking Juvenile; 1st American ed edition (June 17, 1993)
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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky s works have established him among the first rank of European composers. Under the repressive autocratic rule of the Tsars, the educated middle classes in 19th-century Russia explored their own folk tradition to discover a cultural identity. Fusing this musical heritage with the traditions of the Western symphony, Tchaikovsky fashioned eloquent, passionate, & supremely tuneful music with a direct emotional appeal. This lavishly illustrated biography recreates the dramatic events of Tchaikovsky s controversial career. Included are extracts, in simple keyboard arrangements, from some of his most popular works, including the Pathetique Symphony, the 1812 Overture, & the First Piano Concerto.