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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

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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PamplonaOrquesta Sinfónica de Navarra

Prokofiev, Penderecki, Arutunian, Glazunov, Tchaikovsky
Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra; Antoni Wit; Tine Thing Helseth; Pablo Sánchez-Escariche

NorrkopingBeloved classics

Beamish, Mozart, Tchaikovsky
Norrköping Symphony Orchestra; Ola Rudner; Ronald Brautigam

ToyonakaCentury Masterpiece Series Vol.4

Tchaikovsky, Beethoven
Japan Century Symphony Orchestra; Alan Buribayev; Tatsuki Narita

NagoyaThe 158th Subscription Concert

Glinka, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky
Central Aichi Symphony Orchestra; Leoš Svárovský; Andrey Baranov

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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Snow boots on for an exuberant Tchaikovsky 1

The LPO gave us a tantalising reminder of summer before plunging us into the icy chill of Tchaikovsky’s Winter Daydreams
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Theme and Variations / Études opens in Budapest

A double bill that focuses on the purity of classical ballet form, in a fine combined 70th Anniversary celebration, excellently performed by Hungarian National Ballet.  
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Mozart meets the Russians at The Sage

The Royal Northern Sinfonia and Olli Mustonen push Shostakovich to the brink of insanity, and suprise with Mozart's 'Coronation' Concerto.
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Unfamiliar Russians break the routine

Kirill Karabits leads the BSO in music by Glazunov and Tchaikovsky, which prove more appealing that David Fray's Beethoven.
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