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December 04, 2016

Tchaikovsky - The Queen of Spades, Op. 68 (1890)

Conductor: Mariss Jansons
Director: Stefan Herheim
Orchestra: The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
June/July 2016

"It took Piotr Ilich Tchaikovsky only 44 days to write the score of The Queen of Spades. ‘It seems to me that this is my best work ever’, writes the composer once the score is finished.

"After EUGENE ONEGIN, THE QUEEN OF SPADES is Tchaikovsky’s second adaptation of a text by the Russian poet Alexander Pushkin. It is Tchaikovsky’s brother Modest who reworks Pushkin’s short story into a libretto."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at December 4, 2016 01:21 PM