Lecture 15

Lecture 15 - Lecture 15 MUS 103 April 1, 2009 Pyotr...

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Lecture 15 MUS 103 April 1, 2009 Pyotr ChaiKovsky aka Petr Tchaikovsky (1840 – 1893): - cosmopolitan, Russian composer, - approached becoming the first great musical surrealist, - first famous russian composer to receive his education in Russia (St. Peter’s Conservatory). - Critics said his music was nice to listen to, but didn’t have a lot of content. - Tchaikovsky was partly to blame for this because of letter he wrote. Came across as sad, down on himself, couldn’t create music he wanted to. - Worked nonstop because he knew he had a gift, but didn’t think he was fulfilling his mission. Strange, emotional, self-depricating. - Also didn’t write letters about himself, they’re about the people he was writing to. - He was actually a great innovator, died of cholera after drinking contaminated water. Sleeping Beauty (1890): - championing Mozart’s compositions during the romantic era. -
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This note was uploaded on 12/03/2009 for the course MUS 103 taught by Professor Simona.morrison during the Spring '08 term at Princeton.

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