Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky

Romance, for piano in F minor, Op. 5

    Description by James Leonard

    When Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) composed his Romance for piano in F minor, Op. 5, in November 1868, he was already a seasoned composer with a cantata, an overture, a symphonic poem, a symphony, and two operas to his credit. That he later destroyed the symphonic poem and both operas and virtually disavowed the cantata, the overture, and the symphony demonstrates the extreme self-criticism that was to be the bane of his creative life. But when Tchaikovsky completed his Romance, he knew he had written a work that for the first time sounded his own personal note. With its morbid, sentimental melody; aching, yearning harmoniesl and simple, three-part structure, the Romance is true Tchaikovsky. It became a staple of aspiring pianists in the early years of the twentieth century and remains one of his most frequently performed piano works.

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    2017 Claudio CR 38096
    2015 Romeo Records RR 7309/10
    2014 Onyx ONYX 4126
    2012 FC Records FCRCD 9744
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    2012 Regis Records 1354
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