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A Book by Tchaikovsky

I also am searching for this book (in english). I found this while searching the "WorldCat" database; perhaps it will help others. A copy exists a the University of Queensland, Australia under this entry:

  • Title: A short textbook of harmony prepared for the reading of religious musical compositions in Russia.
  • Author: Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840–1893.
  • Publication: Moscow : P. Yurgensens,
  • Year: 1875
  • Language: English
  • Subject
  • Descriptor: Harmony.
  • Class Descriptors: LC: MT50
  • Document Type: Book
  • Entry: 19870831
  • Update: 20080411
  • Accession No: OCLC: 222248468
  • Database: World Cat

Nicole Koehler

Hello Nicole,

That is the lesser-known of Tchaikovsky's two text books, also known as A Short Manual of Harmony (adapted for the study of church music in Russia), first published in 1875 by P. Jurgenson in Moscow. To the best of my knowledge it was only ever reprinted in the collected edition of Tchaikovsky's works (P. I. Chaikovskii: Polnoe sobranie sochinenii, vol. III-a, p. 163–216), and it has never been translated into English.

Brett Langston

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