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Tchaikovsky and Garth Brooks: two of a kind, workin’ on a full house

The big names in autumn concerts here are Piotr Tchaikovsky and Garth Brooks. Over the next few weeks, Chicagoans will pack Orchestra Hall and Millennium Park for eight chances to hear the CSO in Tc...
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Scriabin and Tchaikovsky: from common roots, divergent branches

It’s hard to imagine a composer whose early style is as dramatic a departure from his late style as Alexander Scriabin. His Nocturne in A-Flat Major (1884) for example, is Chopinesque; a delightfull...
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Surveying Tchaikovsky, by the way of ballet

When most of us think about Tchaikovsky, we think of his bal...
Detail from a cover illustration for Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4, recorded in Dec. 3-4, 1947, by the Philadelphia Orchestra, under Eugene Ormandy.

Tchaikovsky’s ‘thousand shifting moments in the ...

For those new to the field, as well as those who’ve spent ...