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 publication dedicated to the topic, his operas are explored extensive: from his most renowned, 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, verify Tchaikovsky's recognition as his country's maximum opera composer. He displayed nice versatility within the diversity of genres during which he labored, from the tragic to the fantastical, the allegorical to the comedian, and he hired a wealthy number of musical types, developing operas which are nonetheless played extensively today.
In this thorough and interesting exam, writer Henry Zajaczkowski either assesses and re-appraises those works. He offers an outline of Tchaikovsky's opera profession, entire with synopses, musical and dramatic research, and historic context that areas the composer within the pantheon of significant masters of the form.
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