Tchaikovsky's Pathétique and Russian Culture

1st Edition

Marina Ritzarev

Published October 19, 2016
Reference - 184 Pages
ISBN 9781138250345 - CAT# Y312967

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Tchaikovskyʼs Sixth Symphony (1893), widely recognized as one of the worldʼs most deeply tragic compositions, is also known for the mystery surrounding its hidden programme and for Tchaikovskyʼs unexpected death nine days after its premiere. While the sensational speculations about the composerʼs possible planned suicide and the suggestion that the symphony was intended as his own requiem have long been discarded, the question of its programme remains.


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