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Author Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893, author.

Title Tchaikovsky papers : unlocking the family archive / edited by Marina Kostalevsky ; translated by Stephen Pearl ; adapted from the Russian edition, compiled and edited by Polina E. Vaidman
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, [2018]


Description 1 online resource (xix, 297 pages) : illustrations, portraits, music
Contents Correspondence between Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's parents -- Letters by Fanny Dürbach to Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and his brothers -- Letters by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky -- Musical souvenirs -- Key documents
Summary "This fascinating collection of letters, notes, and miscellanea from the archives of the Tchaikovsky State House-Museum sheds new light on the world of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Most of these documents have never before been available in English, and they reveal the composer's playful and unabashed sense of humor, private thoughts and daily concerns, and devotion to the Russian monarchy. Often intimate and sometimes bawdy, these diverse materials also offer a fresh perspective on Tchaikovsky's upbringing, his relations with family members, his patriotism, and his homosexuality, collectively contributing to a greater understanding of a major artist who had a profound impact on Russian culture and society. This is an essential compendium of substantial interest to cultural and social historians as well as to musicologists and music lovers"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes In English
Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed April 11, 2018)
Subject Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893 -- Correspondence
Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893 -- Family
Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893 -- Friends and associates
Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893
Composers -- Russia -- Correspondence
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Composers & Musicians.
MUSIC -- Genres & Styles -- Classical.
MUSIC -- Reference.
Genre/Form autobiographies (literary works)
personal correspondence.
Personal correspondence
Personal correspondence.
Correspondance privée.
Form Electronic book
Author Kostalevsky, Marina, editor
Pearl, Stephen, 1934- translator.
Vaĭdman, Polina, compier, editor
ISBN 9780300235449
Other Titles Correspondence. Selections. English. 2018