Σάββατο, 25 Φεβρουαρίου 2012



1893 in St Petersburg
Russian composer.
Tchaikovsky once wrote that his whole life was spent 'regretting the past and hoping for the future,never being satisfied with the present'.This feeling of unease and dissatisfaction with life imbued much of his music,particularly in his later years,when the disasters of his personal life found expression in music of extraordinary emotional anguish and tragic drama.
Although as a child Tchaikovsky took piano lessons his family did not envisage a musical career for him,and at the age of ten he entered the St Petersburg School of Jurisprudence,where he studied until 1859.After a period working in the civil service he resumed his study of musicith the theorist Nikolay Zaremba(1821-79) in the classes of the newly formed Russian Musical Society.When these classes blossomed into the St Petersburg
Conservatory in 1862 Tchaikovsky enlolled so that he could continue studying with Zaremba;he also took
lessons in compositions(1863-5) from Anton Rubinstein,a composer whom he held in lasting respect.In 1866,on the invitation of Rubinstein's brother Nikolay,Tchaikovsky moved to Moscow to teach harmony at the conservatory there:he held this point until 1878.
From 1872 Tchaikovsky began to appear in print as a music critic for the newspaper 'Russkiye vedomosti ',and
in 1876 he was sent to Beyreuth to cover the 'Ring'.However,he reported that food was the prime concern of
Bayreuth patrons('there was much more talk of beafsteaks,cutlets,and roast potatoes tha of Wagner's music')
and he summed up his opinion of Wagner,glimpsed from an upstairs window,as 'a sprightly little old man with an aquiline nose and thin,supercilious lips-the characteristic trait of the initiator of this entire cosmopolitan festival'.
Tchaikovsky remained unaffected by Wagner's style,and instead his own music of this period shows a developing of that open,emotionally charged idiom which was to become so familiar in his mature music
In the late 1870s Tchaikovsky's personal life and his creative career reached a watershed.He had long yearned for a settled domestic life;he was also haunted by feelins of guilt about his homosexuality,to which he had been giving covert expression in his letters and writings;and as a result he longed to free his family from any shame
and embarrassment at the prevailing rumours about his proclivities.By chance,in spring 1877 he received a letter brom a young admirer,Antonina Milyukova.At the time he was fired with enthusiasm for his opera 'Eugene
Onegin',and thoughts of the famous Letter Scene urged him to follow up Antonina's ptotestations of love.
They were married in July 1877,but within days of the wedding he was finding his wife'abolutely repugnant' and
living a life of torment.He swiftly found that mariagge required a commitment into which he was quite unable to enter,and he was tbe plagued with problems of separation and divorce proccedins for many years to come.
About the time of his marriage Tchaikovsky entered into a curious epistolary relationship with Nadezhda von Meck,who in 1876 had written him an admiring letter.Although(or perhaps because) they never met,Tchaikovsky poured out his innermost feelings to Madame von Meck in hundreds of letters,which have become an invaluable guide both to his creative processes and to his state of mind. Apart from providing him with an outlet for his thoughts,Mme von Meck also gave him a degree of security by settling on him a substantial allowance,though this was terminated in 1890 when she wrote to him declaring that she was bankrupt.Tchaikovsky was plunged into increasing depression at the abrupt breach in their distant frienship.His
last works were tinged with gloom,highlighted in such works as the opressive Sixth Symphony(Pathetique,1893).
Tchaikovsky died just nine days after he had conducted the premiere of the Sixth Symphony,when he was apparently in good health.According to the official account of his death he had contracted cholera by drinking unboiled water,but various rumours to the contrary have always had greater imaginative appeal: if suicide
were assumed,then the 'Pathetique'could be understood as the composer's own requiem,a la Mozart.
In the early 1980sAleksandra Orlova suggested that Tchaikovsky deliberately poisoned himself(possibly with arsenic) at the behest of a court of honour which had met to assess the implications og his alleged relationshi
with a male member of the imperial family.In the 1990s,however,this theory met a serious challenge from the painstaking scholarship of Aleksandr Poznansky,which effectively reinstated the official account;the debate
His works include operas,ballets,seven symphonies,four suites,symphonic fantasies,fantasy-overtures,
symphonic ballads,three piano concertos,and some smaller pieces for solo instruments and orchestra,
chamber,vocal duets, cantatas,church music,part songs.......

*Maria PsaromichalakiRUSSIA
-- Tchaikovsky - Sleeping Beauty - Waltz

*Ακριβή Μπάμπαλη
Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake - Scene 

*Aglaia Raptou
Tchaikovsky's Waltz of the Flowers

*Marian Matzav
Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48

*Tanja Pavlovic
Serenata Op.48 - 1 Pezzo in forma di sonatina 

David Oistrakh plays Tchaikovsky Concerto (1st Mov.) Part 2

Janine Jansen performs Tchaikovsky Violin concerto 

*Rena Martzoukou Papageorgiou
Tchaikovsky's famous 1812 Overture

Power and Passion

None But The Lonely Hearts

*Mina Dakou
Ya lyublyu vas (Tchaikovsky, Eugen Onegin)

Екатерина Щербаченко - лучший оперный голос мира

*Ακριβή Μπάμπαλη
The Dying Swan

*George Taloumis
Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48

*Themis Taflanidis
Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy - P.I Tchaikovsky

(Argerich)Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1 Mvt I

kogan plays tchaikovsky violin concerto

Pletnev: Tchaikovsky June: Barcarolle

*Alexis Zorbas

*Kiriaki Chrysanidou
 Piano Concerto No. 2 in G major, Op. 44 (S.Richter, pianist)

Piano Concerto no 3

Rastrelli Cello Quartett - Tchaikovsky Andante Cantabile

The Season: Autumn Song, October HD

Richter plays Tchaikovsky The Seasons, November

*Gios Sa
 None But The Lonely Hearts

*Dimitris Marinopoulos
Tchaikovsky's famous 1812 Overture Part 1

*Christos Sipsis
Furtwangler: Tchaikovsky Symphony no. 6 "Pathetique" 

*Paris Michalatos
Pletnev: Tchaikovsky June: Barcarolle

* De Profundis Ya
Jakob Koranyi - Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations part 1/2 [HD]

Patrick Jee - Tchaikovsky-Rococo Variations, Part 2 (Var. 4 & 5)

Patrick Jee - Tchaikovsky-Rococo Variations, Part 3 (Var. 6 & 7)

Variations on a roccoco theme- 7th variation

Tchaikovsky String Sextet op.70 "Souvenir de Florence" 

Tchaikovsky - String Quartet No.1, Op. 11 

Pletnev Tchaikovsky-Concert Fantasy op.56

*Nikos Dotsikas
Leonard Bernstein & Boston Symphony Orchestra - Tchaikovsky 5th Symphony

* Marina Papachroni
Anna Netrebko & R Villazon, Yolanda, acto unico, Tchaikovsky,

* George Taloumis
Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky - Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom (Part 1 of 3)

* Petros Ristas
Tchaikovsky: "Melodie" (vaimusic.com)

* Κλειώ Σεφεριάδου
FLORES - Vals de las flores - Tchaikovsky

Bolshoi Swan Lake - Pas de Quatre Small Swans

The Nutcracker Suite- Dance of the Reed Flutes

"Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" on the Glass Armonica

Fantasia - China Dance

* Nina Sassalou-Kalfodimou
Tchaikovsky Competition 2011 - Alexander Lubyantsev - Tchaikovsky - Romance op5http://youtu.be/0NJmpvrWT3s

* Lilian Stoupaki
Valse Sentimentale

Καλυψώ Δ.
Ivry GITLIS @ TCHAIKOVSKY Valse sentimentale - S.Neriki, 1985

Tchaikovsky Song without Words, Op. 40

* Ntinos Chryssikopoulos
Tchaikovsky Symphony No.5, Mov.4 by Celibidache, MPO (1983)

*Stathis Gotsis
Tchaikovsky - Serenade Melancolique

* Loussy Pen
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4, 4th mvmt

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