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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Symphonic storytelling: The Sleeping Beauty

Tchaikovsky © Wikicommons
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

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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

Gary Avis (Drosselmeyer) in the Royal Ballet's Nutcracker © Bill Cooper | Royal Opera House
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. 

Beloved Friend: a long-term relationship with Tchaikovsky

Semyon Bychkov © Chris Christodoulou
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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HamburgBayerisches Staatsorchester

Bayerisches Staatsorchester
Brahms, Tchaikovsky
Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Kirill Petrenko; Julia Fischer; Daniel Müller-Schott

Tokyo#13 RUBY [Afternoon Concert Series]

#13 RUBY [Afternoon Concert Series]
Respighi, Bottesini, Tchaikovsky
New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra; Toshiyuki Kamioka; Reo Watanabe

BerlinSymphony Concert

© Rocco Casaluci
Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky
Berlin Deutsche Opera Orchestra; Michele Mariotti

New York CityBayerisches Staatsorchester

Bayerisches Staatsorchester
Brahms, Tchaikovsky
Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Kirill Petrenko; Julia Fischer; Daniel Müller-Schott

Sincerity itself: Semyon Bychkov on Tchaikovsky

Semyon Bychkov © Musacchio Ianniello
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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Trifonov impresses, the LPO's Stravinsky doesn't

Daniil Trifonov © Dario Acosta | DG
Trifonov's rock solid technique is applied with finesse to one of the world's most popular concerti; Stravinsky's Fairy's Kiss doesn't transfer well to the concert platform.
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Tilson Thomas and Trifonov are terrific in Cleveland Orchestra’s Russian program

Michael Tilson Thomas © Art Streiber
In his first Cleveland Orchestra engagement since 2006, MTT offered a powerful Russian evening of Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky and a Prokofiev concerto with Daniil Trifonov.
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Abduraimov plays a stunning Prokofiev 3 in Atlanta

Behzod Abduraimov © Nissor Abdourazakov
Stephen Mulligan again steps in to lead the Atlanta Symphony in exemplary performances.
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Succesful Storyelling in Philadelphia

Artists of Pennsylvania Ballet in Swan Lake © Alexander Iziliaev
Philadelphia Ballet's Story-First Swan Lake
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