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Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky on the BBC


The Tchaikovsky Experience on the BBC launched on 20 January 2007 with a two-part BBC Two drama documentary on the composer's life and music, presented by Charles Hazlewood.

Discovering Tchaikovsky - Discovering Stravinsky
Listen to programmes examining their life and works.

A to Z From Alexander II to Zhdanov - everything you need to know about these two great composers.

Multimedia Timeline A fun audio-visual guide: putting the lives of Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky into historical context.

Music Guides Your guides to the key works by Tchaikovsky ans Stravinsky

Listen to Tchaikovsky's music

Listen to Stravinsky's music

Good book guide

Good CD Guide

Valentine's Day Poetry See the results of Ian McMillan's competition

The 2007 celebrations included Discovering Tchaikovsky: televised music workshop programmes, made in association with The Open University. BBC TV featured performances of some of the great Tchaikovsky ballets and operas, and the event reached its climax on BBC Radio 3 in February as the station continued its distinctive series of composer-focussed seasons. Tchaikovsky shared the airwaves with Igor Stravinsky in a joint celebration: listeners were able to hear all of their works in an exclusive week of broadcasts.

This was brought to a spectacular close on 16 February 2007 with a live broadcast of the 1812 Overture performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra at London’s Imperial War Museum.

      Tchaikovsky Experience

      On Radio 3

      10 February 200711 February 200712 February 200713 February 200714 February 200715 February 200716 February 2007

      Biographical A to Z

      Comprehensive guides to the lives of Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky

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