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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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SouthamptonEugene Onegin

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

MilanOnegin

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

LondonRussian Chamber Music: Lament & Inspiration

Rachmaninov, Glazunov, Tchaikovsky

BadajozLa crisis del 29

Walton, Tchaikovsky
Orquesta de Extremadura; Andrés Salado; Joaquín Riquelme

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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Dmitriev brings a taste of St Petersburg to London

Alexander Dmitriev and the St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra paraded passionate and colourful Tchaikovsky, while the masterful Peter Donohoe gave a potent and intricate Rachmaninov.
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A mix of soap and sweetmeats: The Nutcracker and the Mouse King in Zurich

In an entirely new version of the ballet, choreographer Christian Spuck wanted to explore the darker realms and fantasy of the ETA Hoffmann narrative that inspired Tchaikovsky’s suite.
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Giltburg delivers thoughtful Tchaikovsky

Giltburg impresses with his warm sound and thoughtfulness in Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto while Martín and the NSO revel in Schoenberg's transcript of Brahms' Piano Quartet no. 1 
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An Italian journey for Cleveland Orchestra gala

For The Cleveland Orchestra’s gala concert, music director Franz Welser-Möst offered a crowd-pleasing program of works inspired by Italy.
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