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Born: 7 May 1840 — Wotkinsk — Russia
Died: 6 November 1893 — St. Petersburg — Russia
Record Label
BIS Records
Tasmin's introduction
to Tchaikovsky's Melodie
(12) Pyotr Tchaikovsky - Melodie from Souvenir d'un lieu cher - 3'31
Tchaikovsky .. ( & play)
After such a large canvass in the Grieg, I enjoy the simplicity of this charming Melodie from a set of three pieces composed by Tchaikovsky entitled Souvenir d'un lieu cher.  Tchaikovsky had originally intended this theme to be the slow movement of his violin concerto but his brother and a violinist friend of his persuaded him against this idea and instead he used the piece as the ending of his Souvenir d'un lieu cher.  It is certainly romantic and one can only wonder what he might have intended to do with the orchestra, had it survived as part of the violin concerto!