Overture in C minor (Tchaikovsky, Pyotr)



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P.davydov (2008/7/11)

Editor Pavel Lamm (1882–1951)
Publisher. Info. Complete Collected Works, vol.21 (Полное собрание сочинений).
Moscow: Muzgiz, 1952. Plate M. 22413 Г.

Reprint - New York: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d. [c.1970]. Kalmus Orchestral Series No.572

Misc. Notes Includes footnotes in Russian (Cyrillic)
Original title page and plate numbers omitted in reprint
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General Information

Work Title Overture
Alternative. Title Увертюра
Composer Tchaikovsky, Pyotr
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. TH 38
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IPT 70
Key C minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's Andante—Allegro vivo (662 bars)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1865–66
First Performance. 1931-10-12 — Voronezh: Konstantin Saradzhev (conductor)
First Publication. 1952 — Moscow: Muzgiz (in vol.21 of Pyotr Tchaikovsky: Complete Collected Works, p.213–300). Plate М. 22413 Г.
Average DurationAvg. Duration 14 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons,
4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, cymbals, bass drum, strings
Related Works Tchaikovsky reworked the opening of The Storm and titled it Concert Overture in C minor.
Tchaikovsky also used this as the Entr'acte to Act 2 of the opera The Voyevoda.
External Links Tchaikovsky Research