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Donald Macleod looks at what occupied Tchaikovsky towards the end of his life: his last operas, one more ballet, and a final symphony, plus a new musical pursuit as the ageing composer took lessons in conducting.

1 hour

Last on

Fri 29 Aug 2014 18:30

Music Played

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Scene and Duet, from Act III Scene II of The Queen of Spades Op.68

    Orchestra: Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra. Singer: Tamara Milashkina. Conductor: Mark Ermler. Singer: Vladimir Atlantov.

    Singer: Tamara Milashkina. Singer: Vladimir Atlantov. Orchestra: Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra. Conductor: Mark Ermler.

    • Philips: 4203752.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    9 Sacred pieces - no.6; Otche nash [Our Father] [a 4]

    Performer: Corydon Singers. Conductor: Matthew Best.
    • HYPERION : CDA-66498.
    • HYPERION.
    • 3.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Symphony no. 6 in B minor Op.74 (Pathetique)

    Conductor: Neeme Järvi. Orchestra: Gothenburg S O..
    • BIS : CD-1897/98.
    • BIS.
    • 4.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    The Nutcracker - ballet Op.71 - Waltz of the flowers

    Orchestra: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Conductor: Mark Ermler.
    • R.O.H : 304-/5.
    • R.O.H.
    • 9.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Souvenir de Florence Op.70, arr. for string orchestra [orig. for string sextet]

    Choir: Georgian Chamber Orchestra.
    • Orfeo: C307921.
    • Orfeo.
    • 8.

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