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Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

  • In an encore broadcast from the 2023 Tanglewood season, Andris Nelsons leads the BSO in Wynton Marsalis's "Herald, Holler, and Hallelujah," Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4, and pianist Daniil Trifonov joins for Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 3.
  • Whether you're a jockey-in-training or just happy to ride a merry-go-round, there's no question that horses have been a fan favorite from all time, and even from classical composers!
  • Seiji Ozawa leads the BSO in a magical ballet score for the season that expresses the innocence of childhood and the drama of transformation, sprinkled with musical delights and passion.
  • Before you go "dashing through the snow, in a one-horse open sleigh," check out the perfect playlist!
  • Banks is the soloist in Henri Tomasi’s sultry, atmospheric Saxophone Concerto, and Earl Lee conducts two works that explore the power of fate, César Franck’s Le Chasseur maudit, or "The Cursed Hunter," and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4.
  • Performing with the Boston Symphony Orchestra for the first time, Joana Mallwitz conducts Kodály’s "Dances of Galánta" and Schubert's Symphony No. 9, and Anna Vinnitskaya, also in her debut, is the soloist in Tchaikovsky’s beloved Piano Concerto No. 1.
  • Leonidas Kavakos is the soloist in Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto, and Andris Nelsons leads the Boston Symphony Orchestra in Prokofiev's Symphony No. 5 at Tanglewood.
  • Before I had ever heard of Tchaikovsky, Dvořák, or Mendelssohn, their music was the soundtrack to my childhood thanks to a doll called Barbie.
  • The Moon helps us keep track of time, of tides, of the ebb and flow of life. And inspires music.
  • Some of the greatest composers were humble enough to write music in honor of other great composers.