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Tchaikovsky, Symphony no. 6 (Pathétique)

Author: Timothy L Jackson
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Series: Cambridge music handbooks.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Tchaikovsky's final symphony has fascinated generations of music lovers, amateur and specialist alike, since its first performance just over a century ago. Timothy L. Jackson explores sensitively and without prejudice the question of the program of this piece and its relation to Tchaikovsky's homosexuality and death, interpreting the symphony as an erotic drama of the composer's love for his nephew "Bob" Davidov,
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Named Person: Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky; P I Chaı̆kovskiı̆; Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky; Pëtr I Čajkovskij
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy L Jackson
ISBN: 052164111X 9780521641111 0521646766 9780521646765
OCLC Number: 39706932
Description: xi, 154 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: "Pathetic" metaphors for sexuality and race, gambling and destiny --
Background and early reception --
Form and large-scale harmony --
The "not-so-secret" program--a hypothesis --
Compositional genesis: the Six Romances Op. 73 and the Pathetique --
Deconstructing homosexual grande passion pathetique --
Platonic postlude.
Series Title: Cambridge music handbooks.
Responsibility: Timothy L. Jackson.

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This book discusses the conception, genesis, reception, and structure of Tchaikovsky's final symphony, the Pathetique.  Read more...
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