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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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Bern6. Symphoniekonzert: Simone Young | Tchaikowsky

Tchaikovsky, Scriabin
Bern Symphony Orchestra; Simone Young; Louis Lortie

DijonLa véritable histoire de Casse-Noisette

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker
Marius Petipa; Lev Ivanov; Gergely Madaras; Orchestre Dijon-Bourgogne; Géraldine Aliberti; Régis Royer

Bad SalzuflenWeihnachtskonzert

Borodin, Arutiunian, Tchaikovsky
North West German Philharmonic; Vakhtang Kakhidze; Manuel Davila

BudapestThe Nutcracker

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker
Tamás Solymosi; Wayne Eagling; Hungarian National Ballet; Kálmán Szennai; Imre Kollár; András Déri; Péter Halász

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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Xian Zhang thrills in Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev

Xian Zhang made her Los Angeles debut in a program of Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev,and Chen Yi.
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Scottish Ballet's Nutcracker : A Festive Delight

Scottish Ballet's The Nutcracker, at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre sweeps the audience away to a magical snowscape of childhood wonder and sugar confectionery.
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Unassuming virtuosity: Daniil Trifonov’s Chopiniana

Chopin was the inspiration for the Russian pianist's latest recital, pairing works inspired by the composer with the “Funeral March” Sonata. 
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Znaider concludes his Mozart cycle in style

In Nikolaj Znaider’s return to the LSO, there was a palpable sense of ending. The Mozart violin concertos were played with informal amicability, and Tchaikovsky’s Sixth Symphony was beautifully contained.
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