Pyotr Tchaikovsky

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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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Czech Philharmonic Orchestra/Semyon Bychkov The Tchaikovsky Project | Andrew Clements's classical album of the week
The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra clearly understands Tchaikovsky, but conductor Semyon Bychkov is too pushy

Andrew Clements

03, Oct, 2019 @2:00 PM

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Prom 25: Gabetta/BBCSO/Stasevska review – stirring and spirited
Dalia Stasevska established a strong rapport with orchestra and audience in fresh and fluid readings of Tchaikovsky and Sibelius, while Sol Gabetta gave shape and intimacy to Mieczysław’s cello concerto

Erica Jeal

07, Aug, 2019 @11:42 AM

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The Demon review – Cardiff winner Andrei Kymach makes his mark
A remarkable showing from the newly crowned Singer of the World and erotically charged scenes in this Rubinstein rarity

Tim Ashley

01, Jul, 2019 @2:30 PM

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The Queen of Spades review – Herheim puts Tchaikovsky centre stage for stimulating frustration
Uninterested in the original story, the director stages the composer’s biography instead – leaving a big hole at the centre of this production

Erica Jeal

14, Jan, 2019 @1:40 PM

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Les Patineurs / Winter Dreams / The Concert review – festive cheer and tears at the Royal Ballet
A fine take on Chekhov’s melancholy Three Sisters brings bite to this seasonal triple bill, before ice skaters and lovers restore the yuletide glow

Lyndsey Winship

19, Dec, 2018 @2:44 PM

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Tchaikovsky and the secret gay loves censors tried to hide
New volume includes once-hidden passages about the composer’s homosexuality

Dalya Alberge

02, Jun, 2018 @11:03 PM

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Classical composers unfairly tainted by STD rumours, book claims
Author looks at 70 composers from Beethoven to Britten, also dismissing alcoholism claims

Dalya Alberge

15, May, 2018 @7:00 AM

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The week in classical: Eugene Onegin; Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic – review
Onegin’s incontinent steed fails to upstage Natalya Romaniw’s dazzling Tatyana. And LA Phil offer more bangs for your buck

Stephen Pritchard

06, May, 2018 @7:00 AM

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1812 Overture v The Lark Ascending – which best represents Brexit Britain?
Tchaikovsky’s militaristic bombast has knocked Vaughan Williams’s bucolic birdsong off the top of the Classic FM charts, which may say something about our national mindset

Tim Dowling

03, Apr, 2018 @3:00 PM

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