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Donald Macleod looks at Tchaikovsky's rocky relationship with money, including his unconventional connection with one wealthy woman in particular.

Donald Macleod looks at Tchaikovsky's rocky relationship with money – his need to earn a living and support himself by the music he composed – including his unconventional connection with one wealthy woman in particular.

March: The Song of the Lark (The Seasons)
Yefim Bronfman, piano

The Tempest
Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra
Ondrej Lenard, conductor

Piano Trio, 1st movement
Smetana Trio

Finale (Symphony No 4)
Orchestra dell’Academia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Antonio Pappano, conductor

59 minutes

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