TCHAIKOVSKI, Pet’r Il’ich, 1840-1893

Sixth Symphony. Pathétique. Score

Preface, Research and Commentary by Galina Pribegina. Translated from the Russian by Xenia Danko

Tchaikovski, Sixth Symphony

Tchaikovski, Sixth Symphony

Moscow, 1970. 30 x 30 cm, xlvii, 278 pp (139 facs).

Fine 2-color halftone of the composer’s autograph score fair copy. The “Patetitčeskaja” (passionate) received its premier on 28 October 1893 in St. Petersburg with Tchaikovski conducting. It is the symphony that the composer described multiple times in letters
the best thing I ever composed or shall compose”. The score is a fascinating document containing literally thousands of corrections or revisions.  Preface in Rus-Eng and unusual “text-critical” commentary on verso pages with facsimile reproduction on recto pages. Limited edition of 3000 copies. Brown linen boards with title embossed in gold. Rare. POA

Tchaikovski's autograph draft of the Sixth Symphony is also available in a facsimile edition: Symphony No.6 Autograph Draft

Tchaikovski, Sixth Symphony, cover

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