1868: Tchaikovsky: Romance in F Minor, age28

Tchaikovsky: Romance In F Minor Op.5

I started writing about this two months ago, but I was in the middle of the huge project of going through all of Tchaikovksy’s symphonic music.

An early work…

Tchaikovsky wrote his Romance in F minor, Op. 5, for solo piano in October or November 1868 in Moscow.

First performance…

Nikolay Rubinstein gave the first performance at a charity concert in Moscow University on 8/20 December 1868. The same pianist premiered the Romance in Saint Petersburg, at the fourth Free Music School concert on 30 November/12 December 1869.

This is Richter playing, one of the most famous Russian pianists of the 20th century.

And here is a transcription…

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