This unique documentary biography is the first to draw on the composer's own private documents--over 5,000 letters, his diaries, and articles--to present the most complete and compelling picture ever of his turbulent life and work. Linking the documents with concise, explanatory comments, Orlova charts chronologically the events of his life and sheds new light on all aspects of his personality, including his methods of working and his views on such subjects as philosophy, religion, literature, and music. Of particular interest is the clear evidence Orlova presents for the theory that Tchaikovsky did not die of cholera in 1893, but committed suicide to preserve his honor and cover up a personal scandal. Suppressed in the Russian edition of the book, the suicide theory has since been corroborated by another source and receives its fullest exposition to date in this English-language edition.
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Descripción Oxford University Press, 1990. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P11019315319X
Descripción Oxford University Press. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 019315319X New Condition. Nº de ref. de la librería NEW6.0931271
Descripción Oxford University Press, USA, 1990. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX019315319X