Set to a score by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky
and Bohuslav Martinu, Anastasia tells the story of a woman who believes she is the daughter of Czar Nicholas II.
Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky
's opera Eugene Onegin, written in 1877-78, is one of the best-known Russian operas.
Louis Spohr, Paganini, Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst, Charles Auguste de Beriot, Henri Vieuxtemps, and Henri Wieniawski are first; Felix Mendelssohn, Joseph Joachim, Max Bruch, and Johannes Brahms follow; a third section covers Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky
and nationalism; and Jean Sibelius and Edward Elgar complete the chapter.
It was not easy for commentators to shoehorn aristocratically-supported composers such as Mozart, Haydn, and Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky
into the Socialist Realist musical canon, and it is the many examples of the 1930s Soviet "re-branding" and appropriation of composers--often tortured, misleading, and sometimes downright funny--that form the heart of this book.
One such example is the opening of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky
's first Piano Concerto, which becomes the focus of an illuminating discussion on belonging.
He elucidates Prokofiev's rejection of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky
's model in the case of The Queen of Spades as much as Prokofiev's reliance on, and mostly affirmation of, models from Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov and his school in his two Eisenstein films.
Ludwig van Beethoven, "Egmont" Overture (April, 1969); Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky
, Symphony No.