Pyotr Tchaikovsky

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‘How can I not get enraged?’ Russian director Serebrennikov on war, exile and his new opera
Despite run-ins with the authorities Kirill Serebrennikov stayed put – until the invasion of Ukraine

Pjotr Sauer in Amsterdam

13, Jun, 2022 @8:14 AM

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On my radar: Emily Maitlis’s cultural highlights
The broadcaster on Jodie Comer’s incredible stage performance, her father’s musical bequest, and Netflix’s flashy Spanish political potboiler

Killian Fox

11, Jun, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Russian Cannes contender defends Roman Abramovich as a ‘patron of the arts’
Dissident Russian film-maker Kirill Serebrennikov, whose film Tchaikovsky’s Wife received backing from the oligarch, has called for sanctions to be lifted

Vanessa Thorpe

19, May, 2022 @3:40 PM

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Tchaikovsky’s Wife review – love turns to obsession in an off-key marriage
Alyona Mikhailova is tremendous as estranged wife Antonina, whose naivety and narcissism fester in the rubble of her marriage to the gay composer

Peter Bradshaw

18, May, 2022 @3:53 PM

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Tchaikovsky’s Ukrainian heritage should be celebrated | Letters
Letters: Although the composer was born in Russia, his paternal family came from Ukraine, writes Amanda Turner. Plus Fr Alec Mitchell on the Ukrainian harpist Veronika Lemishenko


15, Apr, 2022 @5:04 PM

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Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No 2 is ripe for a Ukrainian rebranding | Letters
Letters: Symphony No 2 is usually dubbed the ‘Little Russian’, but was once nicknamed the ‘Ukrainian symphony’, writes Edward Wilson. Plus Jeremy Muldowney on a young Polish artist’s national pride


08, Apr, 2022 @4:10 PM

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Why now is no time for Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture | Letters
Letters: Bojan Bujic on the Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra’s decision to remove the Russian composer’s work from its programme


13, Mar, 2022 @6:25 PM

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Cardiff orchestra defends move to cut Tchaikovsky from concert
1812 Overture features cannon fire and other Russian composers will feature later in year, says director

Ben Quinn

12, Mar, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Cardiff Philharmonic removes Tchaikovsky performance over Ukraine conflict
Orchestra faces ridicule over decision to remove Tchaikovsky’s 1812 overture

Matthew Weaver

09, Mar, 2022 @6:39 PM

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Royal Ballet: Balanchine and Robbins review – Vadim Muntagirov’s Apollo is simply divine
The Russian always had technique, now he’s got belief in this terrific all-American programme also taking in work from the 1960s set to music by Tchaikovsky and Chopin

Lyndsey Winship

06, Jun, 2021 @1:32 PM

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The Nutcracker review – a glimmer of pure Christmas joy
Despite fewer dancers and musicians, Peter Wright’s production is a gorgeous spectacle at Covent Garden

Lyndsey Winship

14, Dec, 2020 @1:47 PM

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Tchaikovsky: where to start with his music
This week we turn to the Russian composer who poured his passion and his pain into a body of works - from ballets to symphonies - that put his country on the international musical map

Tim Ashley

21, Oct, 2020 @11:14 AM

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