Looking for a Tchaikovsky Biography
Posted 16 December 2006 - 11:34 AM
Can anyone recommend a good biography of Tchaikovsky?
Posted 16 December 2006 - 01:34 PM
Brown has published (in the UK) a one-volume study, Tchaikovsky: the Man and Music, but I don't think it is published in the US at this time.
More directly related to our interest here, there's Tchaikovsky's Ballets by John Wiley.
Posted 17 December 2006 - 08:03 PM
It's not a definitive biography, but it's still well worth reading.
(I wish whoever borrowed my copy would return it.)
Posted 20 December 2006 - 03:40 AM
Posted 10 February 2009 - 03:33 PM
Posted 17 February 2009 - 07:51 AM
Just bumping this thread to notify people that Roland John Wiley--the author of the amazingly comprehensive ballet books Tchaikovsky's Ballets, The Ballets of Lev Ivanov and A Century of Russian Ballet, as well as other pieces on Russian music, dance, and history, has a new Tchaikovsky biography out this June. Amazon is already taking pre orders. It's some 700 pages and promises to be a fully detailed biography, interspersed with seperate chapters giving the history and anlalysis of Tchaikovsky's major works (with special emphasis on the operas and ballets). I personally have high expectations for this.
Thanks! Definitely something to look out for.
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Posted 18 February 2009 - 05:15 PM
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