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Waltz for his Mother


I have read many places that Tchaikovsky wrote a waltz for his Mother's death. I have not been able to find the name of this waltz. Is it lost? If it exists, what is it called? Thanks for any help you can give me!

Collin Simon
02/03/2013 01:35

I think you might be thiinking of the Anastasie-valse that Tchaikovsky wrote for his governess, Anastasiya Petrova, during a family holiday in August 1854. This was two months after his mother's death, but unconnected with that event (it's actually a light and cheerful piece).

Brett Langston
05/03/2013 09:06

This is Tchaikovsky's first surviving work, written when he was just fourteen. And, as usual, not available on CD yet...Performed by Inna Malinina.

LP [Melodiya CM 04261-2] 

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06/03/2013 14:24

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