Aveu passionné

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There is no surviving information on the origin of the Aveu passionné in E minor (TH 148 ; ČW 185) [1], which is largely a solo piano transcription of the central section of the symphonic ballad The Voyevoda, and therefore probably made soon after Tchaikovsky withdrew that work, following its premiere in November 1891 [2].

Movements and Duration

There is one movement: Moderato mosso, molto rubato (E minor, 64 bars), lasting around 3 minutes in performance.


Aveu passionné was published for the first time by Muzgiz (Moscow and Leningrad) in 1949, in a version edited by Konstantin Sorokin. Later the same year it was included in volume 53 of Tchaikovsky's Complete Collected Works, edited by Anatoly Drozdov.


Tchaikovsky's manuscript score is preserved in the Library of Congress, Music Division, in Washington, D.C.


See: Discography

Related Works

See also the symphonic ballad The Voyevoda.

External Links

Notes and References

  1. Entitled Passionate Confession in ČW.
  2. In Letter 4654 to Albert Gutmann in Vienna on 28 March/9 April 1892, Tchaikovsky wrote that "I shall endeavour to send you a piece for the International Composer's Album soon". This album was not ultimately published, but it is not implausible that the composer submitted the Aveu passionné for this collection, since the score was rediscovered in the Austrian capital in 1927, and in Letter 4686 to Pyotr Jurgenson, 10/22 May 1892, Tchaikovsky mentioned that he had "already sent one piece for the international album to Vienna via Osip Ivanovich".