By Henry Zajaczkowski
Known essentially because the composer of The Nutcracker Suite and different mythical items, Tchaikovsky used to be additionally a famous musical dramatist. the following, within the first e-book dedicated to the topic, his operas are explored intensive: from his most famed, Eugene Oneginand The Queen of Spades, to such lesser-known works as The Maid of Orléans. The social and mental complexity of those operas, let alone their musical brilliance, make sure Tchaikovsky's recognition as his country's maximum opera composer. He displayed nice versatility within the diversity of genres within which he labored, from the tragic to the fantastical, the allegorical to the comedian, and he hired a wealthy number of musical kinds, developing operas which are nonetheless played largely today.
In this thorough and fascinating exam, writer Henry Zajaczkowski either assesses and re-appraises those works. He presents an summary of Tchaikovsky's opera occupation, whole with synopses, musical and dramatic research, and ancient context that areas the composer within the pantheon of significant masters of the form.
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