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19th-Century Music (2016) 40 (2): 131–158.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Damien Mahiet Critical response to Tchaikovsky's Casse-Noisette ( The Nutcracker ), the ballet-féerie premiered in December 1892 in St. Petersburg, has historically been mixed. An aesthetic mongrel, the original production joined the highbrow expectations of Romantic ballet with the popular...
19th-Century Music (2011) 35 (2): 115–131.
Published: 01 November 2011
... which composers were truly national, especially when we generalize that local color denotes any distinguishing device designed to evoke a specific time and place, as well as the social identity of a character. Thus Tchaikovsky's operas, often criticized for their lack of “Russianness,” display a subtle...
19th-Century Music (2008) 32 (1): 94–128.
Published: 01 July 2008
...Philip Ross Bullock This article considers a number of Tchaikovsky's songs——specifically those with texts by Apukhtin, Romanov, Heine, Goethe, and Tchaikovsky himself——to explore how silence constitutes a powerful yet elusive form of expression. It argues that Tchaikovsky's songs, an...