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Manfred Symphony, Opus 58, in Full Score
A marvel of orchestration, Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony
employs the composer's characteristically beautiful and emotionally charged melodies to weave the tale of a Byronic hero. The theme of the romantic outsider, as personified by Manfred, was particularly popular with nineteenth-century Ru... read more
|Symphonies Nos. 1, 2 and 3 in Full Score |
by Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky
The composer's musical development and growing mastery of orchestration in authoritative editions of three early symphonies: Winter Daydreams, the Little Russian and the Polish. Lists of instruments.
|Nutcracker Suite in Full Score |
by Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky
Complete, authoritative score of perennial favorite. Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy, Waltz of the Flowers, March of the Wooden Soldiers, and much more. "The melodic invention is charming." — Grove’s Dictionary.
|Symphonies Nos. 6 & 8 in Full Score |
by Anton Bruckner
Rich in their harmonic language and complex in their polyphony, these works are exemplars of Austro-Germanic Romanticism. They are known as "The Philosopher's Symphony" and "The Apocalyptic," respectively. Features lay-flat sewn binding.
|Symphony No. 4 in G Major for Soprano and Orchestra |
by Gustav Mahler
This popular work traces the progress from experience — as represented by the first movement — to the innocent, childlike vision of Paradise in the concluding song. Reprinted from the original Viennese edition.
A marvel of orchestration, Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony employs the composer's characteristically beautiful and emotionally charged melodies to weave the tale of a Byronic hero. The theme of the romantic outsider, as personified by Manfred, was particularly popular with nineteenth-century Russian artists. Broad orchestrations, dark lyricism, and a profound sense of tragedy have made this work a Romantic favorite of orchestras and audiences worldwide.
Tchaikovsky provided a literary key to the work's four movements, which begin with the weary and heartsick Manfred's wanderings through the Alps. In the second movement, an alpine fairy emerges through the rainbow from the spray of the waterfall, and the third movement features a pastoral portrait of life among the mountain dwellers. The final movement brings a dramatic conclusion, set amid an underground bacchanalia, at which the specter of Manfred's lost love returns.
Tchaikovsky wrote the Manfred Symphony between his Fourth and his Fifth Symphony.
After its premiere in 1886, the composer declared it "the best of my symphonic works."
Unabridged republication of an early authoritative edition.
|ISBN 10: ||0486445402 |
|ISBN 13: ||9780486445403 |
|Author/Editor: ||Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky |
|Page Count: ||320 |
|Dimensions: ||9 x 12 |
|Publication date: ||September 2005 |
|Table of Contents: ||Click here to view the Table of Contents |
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