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Roland John Wiley


A giant in the pantheon of nineteenth-century composers, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky continues to enthrall audiences today. From The Nutcracker—arguably the most popular ballet currently on the boards—Swan Lake, and Sleeping Beauty, to Eugene Onegin and Pique Dame, to the Symphony Pathetique and the always rousing, canon-blasting 1812 Overture, this prolific and beloved composer's works are perennial favorites. This biography draws on documents from imperial, Soviet, and post-Soviet-era sources, providing a balanced look at recent controversies surrounding the marriage, death, and sexuality of th ... More

Keywords: Tchaikovsky, Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Eugene Onegin, Pique Dame, Symphony Pathetique, 1812 Overture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195368925
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368925.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Roland John Wiley, author