Pëtr Il’ich Tchaikovsky: A Research and Information Guide is an annotated bibliography of substantial, relevant published resources relating to the Russian composer. Generally regarded as one of the most remarkable composers of the second half of the nineteenth century, Tchaikovsky is unique in that he was the first outstanding Russian composer to receive a professional musical education, being one of the first students to graduate from the newly opened St. Petersburg Conservatory. Composer of six symphonies, concertos, orchestral works, eight major operas, three ballets, and many chamber, keyboard and vocal works, he also composed important sacred music, which is currently being reassessed by contemporary Russian musicologists who are able to examine materials previously restricted or inaccessible during the Soviet period. Like his colleagues in St. Petersburg, Tchaikovsky was deeply interested in Russian folk song, which plays an important part in his works. This volume evaluates the major studies written about the composer, incorporating new information that has appeared in literary publications, articles and reviews.
Table of Contents
Preface / Acknowledgments / Introduction / Institutions named after P. I. Tchaikovsky / Tschaikowsky-Gesellschaft [Tchaikovsky Society] / Editions of Tchaikovsky’s Works / Transliteration of Russian Names / Acronyms / Abbreviations / Tchaikovsky: Genealogy / Tchaikovsky: Chronology / 1. Tchaikovsky’s Musical Works / 2. Tchaikovsky’s Literary Works / 3. Bibliography: Musical Works / 4. Bibliography: General / Index of Tchaikovsky’s Musical Works / Index of Tchaikovsky’s Literary Works / General Index / Subject Index
Gerald R. Seaman is a renowned authority on Russian music and familiar in the Routledge Music Bibliography Series as author of Nikolay Andreevich Rimsky-Korsakov: A Research and Information Guide, Second Edition.