Tchaikovsky is the most popular of all Russian composers, his music combining some nationalist elements with a more cosmopolitan view, but it is music that could only have been written by a Russian. In every genre he shows himself to be one of the greatest melodic fountains who ever lived. Read the full biography.
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1812 Overture – the creation and recording history of Tchaikovsky's most popular work, by Geoffrey Norris
Tchaikovsky – 10 Essential Recordings
New to Tchaikovsky? Here's a list of the top 10 recordings to help start your collection...
- 1812 Overture
- Romeo and Juliet
- Swan Lake
- Symphony No 6, 'Pathétique'
- Piano Concerto No 1
- Eugene Onegin
- The Nutcracker
- Violin Concerto
- Souvenir de Florence
- The Sleeping Beauty
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