I have noticed a silenced Tchaikovsky forum since present novembre 10.
There are so many things to comment about this great master that I am
stranged to verify there have been no more persons adressing.
Maybe there should be a source to make people know about this forum,
there are thousands of Tchaikovsky fans that are not aware of the
existence of this oportune and wise intelectual devise.
Alberto Sáenz Enríquez
Yes and regrettably classical music is hardly noticed in the media..if
you go to download something they talk about "songs" and how many songs
you can download. They talk of "ipods" but in classical music you must
know the record label the names of the performers and if its songs or
opera and such you need a libretto to follow etc..and furthermore the
sound of the earphones on ipods doestnt give you the full range you need
for classical..in february last the BBC did a retrospective on the
complete works of tchaikovsky and stravinsky. We have nothing of that
nature here in the states..pop culture has taken over the air waves and
there is virtually nothing on the almost 2,000 channels on cable that
reflect the arts in any way...its like western culture never even
existed..not to speak of anything truly informative...and so in this
atmosphere of silence we can hardly wonder at the lack of
I am sort of a novice to classical music, but I have been a listener
off and on for several years. I wonder why Tchaikovsky does not get the
esteem as that of Beethoven and Mozart. I believe his melodies are utterly
divine. Could someone tell me what are some of his great works aside of Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Serenade for Strings,
and Piano Concerto number 1?
I love these beautiful pieces. Does most of his other work compare?
A Tchaikovsky fan,
I'll be glad to help you with some of your questions.
Regarding why Tchaikovsky does not get the esteem of a Mozart and a Beethoven. That has to do with the matter of form, a matter Tchaikovsky
had a problem with all his life. I refer specifically to sonata form.
Another has to do with the matter of subtlety and nuance which is
not Tchaikovsky's forte.
Regarding the matter of what are some of his great
works you didn't mention i would suggest these:
Randy that should give you a good start...and there are
many more Besides...if Tchaikovsky fills you with delight you will
no doubt search him out for yourself for there is much else out
there...and a lot to read too..
Once youve digested the basics you may want to go on to the less known
works such as:
Most of his work has a warm appeal even if not his best. This should
give you an inclusive understanding and appreciation of his work as a
Happy listening. Bye bye