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An introduction to Tchaikovsky's operas.

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2004-028154

0-275-97949-0

An introduction to Tchaikovsky's operas.

Zajaczkowski, Henry.

Praeger, [c]2005

134 p.

$89.95

A private music teacher in London, Zajaczkowski has written a previous book about Russian composer Peter Tchaikovsky's (1840-93) musical style. Here he provides non-musicians as well as musicians a brief and general overview of his nine operas, demonstrating the range of his operatic output and a little of its depth, and argues that in an ideal world most of it would be well known rather than neglected. Only two of the nine operas are widely familiar. He has chosen comprehension over rigor, using traditionally accepted forms of Russian names rather than the official transliterations, giving all dates according to the Gregorian or New Style calendar rather than the Russian contemporary Julian, and restricting the use of technical musical terms to the bare minimum.
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