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Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)

5. An Abrupt Finale

Friday 24 December 2004 12:00-13:00 (Radio 3)

Repeated: Friday 31 December 2004 0:00-1:00 (Radio 3)

Donald Macleod sheds some light on why Tchaikovsky's long standing patron Nadhezhda von Meck abruptly ceased to support him after some fourteen years of devoted allegiance.


1 hour


None but the lonely heart (song of mignon)
Olga Borodina (mezzo soprano), Larissa Gergieva (piano)
Track 2, Philips 442 013-2

The Voyevoda, Op. 78 (Symphonic Ballad)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado (conductor)
CBS MK 42094 Track 5

Nutcracker suite op.71a
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski (conductor)
CD1 Tracks 4 to 11
Philips 442 735-2

The Queen of Spades (Act 3, Scene 3)
Vladimir Atlantov (tenor); Sergei Leiferkus (baritone), Dmitri Hvorostovsky (baritone), Ernesto Gavazzi (tenor); Julian Rodescu (bass); Dennis Petersen (tenor); Jorge Chaminé (baritone), Tanglewood Festival Chorus, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa (cond)
RCA 09026 60992-2
CD3 Tracks 11 to 15

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