Tchaikovsky: The Final Years, 1855-1893

Tchaikovsky: The Final Years, 1855-1893

Tchaikovsky: The Final Years, 1855-1893

This very distinctive new work on Tchaikovsky uniquely combines a lively biography of one of the best-loved composers of the nineteenth century with a chronological guide to his music, from the popular ballets and concertos to lesser-known pieces. Brown enthusiastically and sensitively guides the reader with writing that is both accessible and informative. This is essential reading for anyone with an interest in Tchaikovsky, his music and the culture of his time.

Review
"'One of the finest one-volume biographies to have appeared in recent years.' Classic FM Magazine"

About the Author
David Brown learned Russian in the military and taught in secondary schools before becoming music librarian of London University. In 1962 he moved to Southampton University, retiring as Professor of Musicology in 1989. His books have often focused on the Russian composers, including his definitive biography of Tchaikovsky. As the official Soviet review acknowledges: "Frankly, we have nothing like it."

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