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Composer of the Week: Tchaikovsky


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3/5. In 1877 Tchaikovsky's marriage went hideously wrong in a matter of days, leaving deep emotional scars. But the following year, having left his job at the Moscow Conservatoire, he struck up a flourishing correspondence with wealthy widow Nadezhda von Meek.
The Lord's Prayer (Liturgy of St John Chrysostom) St Petersburg Chamber Choir, conductor Nikolai Korniev
The Maid of Orleans (excerpt)
Kirov Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Boris Khaikin Violin Concerto in D
Gidon Kremer , Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Lorin Maazel
Amid the Din of the Ball, Op 38 No 3
Joan Rodgers (soprano), Roger Vignoles (piano)


Unknown: Nadezhda von Meek.
Conductor: Nikolai Korniev
Conductor: Boris Khaikin
Unknown: Gidon Kremer
Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Soprano: Joan Rodgers
Soprano: Roger Vignoles
Joan of Arc: Sofia Preobrazhenskaya (soprano)

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Composer of the Week: Tchaikovsky

BBC Radio 3, 5 August 2009 12.00

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