Posted 20 February 2002 - 11:58 AM
"Coming to terms with Tchaikovsky is a puberty rite for many listeners. Upon first hearing, we love him for the unbridled passion and grandeur of his music. Later on, we may go through a phase when it all seems a bit much -- the swooping strings, the hypercharged emotionalism, the intense subjectivity -- and react against him. Finally, in what passes for full maturity, we return to Tchaikovsky and discover him once again, this time for keeps. By now, we are willing to forgive some occasional bursts of effusion so long as we can savor those marvelous warm melodies and lose ourselves in his eternally inventive orchestration."
Posted 20 February 2002 - 12:51 PM
Posted 20 February 2002 - 01:00 PM
In that way, Tchaikovsky is perfect for adolescents; there I agree with Page. Tchaikovsky and Dostoyevsky smile.gif I didn't know the Tchaikovsky of Sleeping Beauty until I discovered ballet. Those melodies are still in my head, after having the pleasure of hearing (almost) the full score for the better part of a week smile.gif
Anyone come to Tchaikovsky reluctantly? Or still prefer to stay away smile.gif
Posted 20 February 2002 - 01:19 PM
Posted 21 February 2002 - 01:46 AM
PS: How do other dancers feel when knowing a piece of music, and then performing to it? How do your attitudes change (or not) concerning that music?
[ February 21, 2002: Message edited by: choreo ]
Posted 21 February 2002 - 02:03 AM
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