Tchaikovsky, Boris (Alexandrovich)

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Tchaikovsky, Boris (Alexandrovich)

Tchaikovsky, Boris (Alexandrovich), Russian composer; b. Moscow, Sept. 10, 1925. He studied at the Moscow Cons, with Shostakovich, Shebalin, and Miaskovsky (1941-49). His later works make use of expanded tonality.

Works

dramatic: Opera: The Star (1949; unfinished). Other: Much music for films, radio, and plays. ORCH.: Procession (1946); 3 syms.: No. 1 (1947; Moscow, Feb. 7, 1962), No. 2 (Moscow, Oct. 17, 1967), and No. 3, Sevastopol (1980; Moscow, Jan. 25, 1981); Slavonic Rhapsody (1951); Sinfo-nietta for Strings (1953); Fantasia on Russian Folk Themes (1954); Capriccio on English Themes (1954); Clarinet Concerto (1957); Overture (1957); Cello Concerto (1964); Chamber Sym. (Moscow, Oct. 27, 1967); Violin Concerto (1969; Moscow, April 25, 1970); Concerto for Piano, 2 Horns, Side Drum, Bass Drum, and Strings (Kaunas, Oct. 17, 1971); Theme and 8 Variations (1973; Dresden, Jan. 23, 1974); 6 Studies for Strings and Organ (1976; Leningrad, Jan. 30, 1979). CHAMBER: Piano Trio (1953); 6 string quartets (1954, 1961, 1967, 1972, 1974, 1976); String Trio (1955); Cello Sonata (1957); Violin Sonata (1959); Suite for Cello (1960); Piano Quintet (1962); Partita for Cello and Chamber Ensemble (1966).Piano: 2 sonatas (1944, 1952); Sonatina (1946); Sonata for 2 Pianos (1973). VOCAL: Signs of the Zodiac, cantata for Soprano, Harpsichord, and Strings (1974; Leningrad, Jan. 29, 1976); The Last Spring, song cycle for Mezzo-soprano, Flute, Clarinet, and Piano (1980); songs.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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