Concerto No.1 in B flat minor Op.23

Although Tchaikovsky was already an accomplished composer (having already produced his first two symphonies, a string quartet, and two notable tone poems, all of these successful and enduring works), he still sought the approval of mentors such as Balakirev and Nicolas Rubinstein. On Christmas Eve 1874 he played the concerto for Rubinstein (its intended soloist) in an empty classroom. Rubinstein responded with a torrent of castigation, made famous by Tchaikovsky's own recollection. Tchaikovsky slunk off in despair. Later Rubinstein called him back and detailed a list of changes that must be ... more

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Recording P.I. Tchaikovsky - Concerto No.1 in B flat minor Op.23 - I. Allegro Download
Recording P.I. Tchaikovsky - Concerto No.1 in B flat minor Op.23 - II. Andantino Download
Recording P.I. Tchaikovsky - Concerto No.1 in B flat minor Op.23 - III. Allegro con fuoco Download

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