Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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Tchaikovsky was based out of _________
Where did Tchaikovsky study? Under who?
At the St. Petersburg conservatory under Anton Rubinstein
Immediatly after graduation Tchaikovsky was offered waht job
Professor at the newly opened Moscow Conservatory
What was Tchaikovsky criticized for
Never inducted nationalism and for being more cosmopolitan
Stasov and Cui made what claims about Tchaikovsky
He wasn't a Russian composer but instead a student of German school (Tchaikovsky found this insulting)
Which member of the handful did Tchaikovsy become close too, adopting some techniques
What signiture of Balakirev is present in Tchaikovsky's "Romeo and Juliet"
In this Sonata Allegro the keys are B minor and D flat major (Balakirev's favorites)
Romeo and Juliet was Tchaikovsky's greatest masterpiece, showing his mastery of what
Climaxes, bringing the piece to it's highest point then letting winds bring it down softly
What was Tchaikovsky able to portray in his symphonies
human emotion with great intensity
What was the driving force behind Tchaikovsky's psycological narratives
Who were the two best at working with their audiences emotions
Tchaikovsky and Richard Wagner
What is Tchaikovsky' fourth symphony known for
It's willful open fanfare, recognized by audiences as a "fate theme"
Describe Tchaikovsky's finale to his fourth symphony? What was it based on?
Based on a folk theme "In the field their stood a birch tree"
Changing background variations
Tchaikovsky at the asking of patroness Nadezhda von Meck the hero is going into a merry croud of people..... but like good old Tchaikovsky would prefer he's trying to forget his own distress
What was Tchaikovsky's last symphony? What was it that broke him away from large symphonic form
His sixth symphony; he broke away because of tragic narratives
Instead of the traditional ending to a symphony.. which is ________, Tchaikovsky ended it how? What is it recognized as?
Normal symphony ends in noisy finale, Tchaikovsky ended the sixth in a funeral (represents the finest grief in music)
How does Tchaikovsky's sixth symphony begin
With descending violins seeming to end this with a question mark
What is the second theme of Tchaikovsky's sixth symphony
It is in the major and has majestic, chorale-like character
What did Tchaikovsky think of opera
It was the most democratic genre
Why was Tchaikovsky interested in Pushkin
He felt his characters were easier to connect with than distant tsars and princesses
What Pushkin piece did Tchaikovsky produce as an opera
What is the story of Onegin
Tatiana likes Onegin, Onegin doesn't, Olga toys with Lensky's feelings... Time passes and Tatiana becomes of high standing, now Onegin wants her (IF YOU LIKE IT THAN YOU BETTER PUT A RING ON IT)
What is the scale of Tchaikovsky's Onegin? What does it remind us of?
modest scale; reminding us of parlor songs (romances0 of Pushkin
What does Stasov think of Tchaikovsky's opera Onegin
It's not Russian and it barely passes for folk type