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Tchaikovsky Uncovered

Synopsis
This DVD aims to bring a fresh perspective to the interplay between Tchaikovsky’s life and works. Conductor Charles Hazlewood explores two of the composer’s key works: the Fantasy Overture from "Romeo and Juliet" and the Sixth Symphony, "The Pathetique". Working with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Hazlewood explores how Tchaikovsky distilled the essence of Shakespeare’s tragedy into music. He also looks at the composer’s earliest versions of the piece and the programme ends with a complete performance of Romeo And Juliet. The second programme focuses on the first movement of Tchaikovsky’s final work, and what many regard as his greatest achievement: the Sixth Symphony, "The Pathetique", which premiered only a week before his death. For each piece of music, Charles Hazlewood dissects the score itself, working through the music and explaining and analysing key points in the material with the orchestra performing fragments of the score to illustrate his points. There then follows a full performance of the score, filmed at the Empress Ballroom in Blackpool’s Winter Gardens
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2010
Subjects
Music
Keywords
composers (music); music - classical; Tchaikovsky, Piotr Ilyich (1840-1893)

Credits

Contributor
Charles Hazlewood

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£15.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
120 minutes
Year
2012

Production Company

Name

Open University

Distributor

Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
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