- Boris Tchaikovsky
Boris Alexandrovich Tchaikovsky (
10 September 1925– 7 February 1996) was a Soviet composer, born in Moscow, whose works included Slavic rhapsody for large symphony orchestra (1951), Sonata in three movements for two pianos (1973) and Symphony with harp for large symphony orchestra (1993) along with much chamber musicand film music. He is considered as part of the second generation of Russian composers, following in the steps of Tchaikovsky and especially Mussorgsky.
He was admired by
Dmitri Shostakovich, with whom he studied, who (according to Per Skansin his notes for a recording) suggested in a letter of February 1, 1969to Isaak Glikman, that "If Barshai's orchestra makes a guest appearance in Leningrad playing Vainberg's Tenth Symphony and Boris Tchaikovsky's Sinfonietta, you really have to hear them".
Of his larger-scale works several have been recorded, including the first (1947) and second (1967) of his four symphonies (which with its quotations and extreme instrument ranges does show the influence of Mahler and Shostakovich), the 1990 sixth string quartet, and the cello and piano sonata of 1957. Boris generally wrote in a tonal programmatic style, although he made brief forays into
OperaTHE STAR. Opera in three pictures. (1949)On the novel of E. Kazakevich; libretto of D. SamoilovUnfinished work.This work was his Diploma-work, when he finished the Moscow Conservatory.Manuscript (autograph). Full Score: Author's archive.
*GroveOnline|Boris Aleksandrovich Chaykovsky|Grigor'yeva, Galina|February 8|2006
* [http://www.boris-tchaikovsky.com Homepage of The Boris Tchaikovsky Society]
* [http://home.wanadoo.nl/ovar/tchaikb.htm Ovar van Rijen's Tchaikovsky page] — contains a worklist.
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