By Henry Zajaczkowski
Known essentially because the composer of The Nutcracker Suite and different mythical items, Tchaikovsky was once additionally a famous musical dramatist. right here, within the first booklet dedicated to the topic, his operas are explored intensive: from his most famed, Eugene Oneginand The Queen of Spades, to such lesser-known works as The Maid of Orléans. The social and mental complexity of those operas, let alone their musical brilliance, ensure Tchaikovsky's attractiveness as his country's maximum opera composer. He displayed nice versatility within the diversity of genres within which he labored, from the tragic to the fantastical, the allegorical to the comedian, and he hired a wealthy number of musical kinds, developing operas which are nonetheless played broadly today.
In this thorough and interesting exam, writer Henry Zajaczkowski either assesses and re-appraises those works. He offers an summary of Tchaikovsky's opera profession, entire with synopses, musical and dramatic research, and old context that areas the composer within the pantheon of significant masters of the form.
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An Introduction to Tchaikovsky's Operas by Henry Zajaczkowski