TchaikovskyBook - 1978-1992
This is the final instalment of David Brown's authoritative four-volume study of Tchaikovsky's life and music, which even the Russians themselves have acclaimed as the most comprehensive ever attempted. It deals with the period of Tchaikovsky's greatest international fame, which he consolidated by triumphant tours through Western Europe and the USA. But, as David Brown reveals, these years also saw a growing dichotomy between the composer's worldly success and a deepening inner gloom that was to end in suicide, in circumstances which seem both bizarre and horrifying. Drawing on recently available evidence, David Brown provides a lucid and balanced account of Tchaikovsky's last days, which until now have so often been the subject of fabrication and distortion.
Publisher: New York : Norton, 1978-1992
Edition: First American edition
Branch Call Number: 780.924 T219B
Characteristics: 4 volumes : illustrations, music, portraits ; 23 cm