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Peter Tchaikovsky: Tchaikovsky's Symphony No.6 in B minor Op. 74 'Pathétique' - Music Handbook (OUP)

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Department: Biographies & Reference - Books & Literature (Classical)

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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This book discusses the conception, genesis, reception, and structure of Tchaikovsky's final symphony, the Pathetique.Tchaikovsky's final symphony has fascinated generations of music lovers, amateur and specialist alike, since its first performance just over a century ago. Timothy L. Jackson explores sensitively and without prejudice the question of the Pathtique's program and its relation to Tchaikovsky's homosexuality and death. The book covers the work's conception, genesis, and reception, and presents an in-depth analysis of its remarkable formal structure. The reception chapter investigates the Pathtique's impact on Tchaikovsky's younger contemporaries, most notably Mahler and Rachmaninov, and on more recent Russian composers like Shostakovich and Schnittke. Also explored is the dark side of the symphony's political interpretation in the twentieth century, especially its transformation into a cultural icon of the Third Reich. ( Hardback).

Cambridge University Press, 1999. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 8.5 by .51 inches. (168 pages) This item is printed on demand. Please allow up to 10 days extra for printing & delivery.

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