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Symphonic storytelling: The Sleeping Beauty

The Sleeping Beauty is perhaps the Ugly Duckling of Tchaikovsky’s three ballets. It was the second in the trilogy, completed in 1889, but has neither the dramatic thrust of Swan Lake nor the calorific sugar-coated charm of The Nutcracker in terms of popular appeal. 

Stepping into Tchaikovsky Ballet: Swan Lake

Ask anyone who claims to know nothing about ballet to actually name one, the chances are it will be one of Tchaikovsky's.

The Nutcracker: casting a Christmas spell

Along with chestnuts, turkey and Carols from Kings, Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without The Nutcracker. It has become a staple part of the festive season. 
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Beloved Friend: a long-term relationship with Tchaikovsky

Conductor Semyon Bychkov has had a long relationship with Tchaikovsky’s music and “Beloved Friend” is the title chosen for his series which travels to New York this January for a series of concerts and related events with the NY Philharmonic spanning three weeks.
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MilanOnegin

Tchaikovsky: Onegin
John Cranko; Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company; Teatro alla Scala Academy Orchestra

ZürichEugene OneginNew Production

Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin
Stanislav Kochanovsky; Barrie Kosky; Zurich Opera; Rebecca Ringst; Klaus Bruns; Peter Mattei; Olga Bezsmertna

CardiffMavron Quartet

Shostakovich, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky
Mavron String Quartet

CardiffEugene Onegin

Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin
Ainars Rubiķis; Caroline Chaney; Welsh National Opera; Natalya Romaniw; Claudia Huckle; Jason Bridges; Nicholas Lester

Sincerity itself: Semyon Bychkov on Tchaikovsky

Tchaikovsky has a special place in the heart of Russians. Semyon Bychkov caught the bug at an early age. In an interview, he reflects on what Tchaikovsky means to him, and the man behind the notes. 
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A rousing rarity in Boston: The Maid of Orléans

Disparaged by critics and his fellow musicians, Tchaikovsky's The Maid of Orléans is performed by Odyssey Opera. 
*****
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A Faint-Hearted Fanfare

An all-Russian programme of favourite works opens the Hallé’s 160th season.  
**111
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Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra shines in Lucerne

A Tchaikovsky and Dvorak programme at the Lucerne festival featured star violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter. 
***11
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RNO and Andreescu impress at Enescu Festival

Following some rhythmically challenged Ginastera, Horia Andreescu and the Russian National Orchestra impress with confidently played MacMillan and Tchaikovsky.
***11
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