Could you please recommend me some books regarding Tchaikovsky's piano
trio op. 50?
I am a pianist and have played this piece many times and now I'm
writing a paper about particularly about the Variations movement.
You'll find lots of books in our bibliography
database. Just put "Op. 50" in the "Subject" field, then choose your
language, format and date below.
Some additional matters,
[Dedications to Nikolai Grigor'evich Rubinstein after his severe
criticism to the composer for the 1st Piano Concerto]
- Both in Francais;
- A mon ami Nicolas Rubinstein (To my friend Nick Rubinstein) : "the
2nd Piano Concerto"
- A la memoire d'un grand artiste (In the memory of a great artist) :
- The theme in the 2nd movement : h^e_dis_cis^dis^e^fis
- The motif is derived from one of "the 2nd Piano Concerto" that also
dedicated to N.G. Rubinstein.
- The main theme in 1st movement (Allegro brillante): g_fis_e^fis^g^a
- The "Trio" was written in A minor.
- The key of "Serenade for N. G. Rubinstein's Name-Day" is A minor.
[Titles di movimenti]
The titles in movements are all Italiano;
- I. Pezzo elegiaco (Elegiac piece)
- II. (a) Tema con variazioni (Theme with variations)
- (b) Variazione finale e coda (Final variation and coda)
For an analysis of the piece I suggest you get a copy of the third
volume of David Brown's biography of Tchaikovsky...The Years of Wandering
1878 - 1885....Norton & Co....1986....the piece is discussed and analysed
in pages 151 to pages 161...
David Brown's four volume biography discusses not only the composer's
life but his work...the most comprehensive examination of his work we have
Hope this has been of some help...