Allegretto moderato in D major
The Allegretto moderato in D major, for string trio (TH 152 ; ČW 323), was written in 1863 or 1864 as an exercise while Tchaikovsky was a student in Anton Rubinstein's composition classes at the Saint Petersburg Conservatory.
Presumably scored for violin, viola and cello, although the performing forces are not specified in the manuscript score.
Movements and Duration
There is one movement: Allegretto moderato (D major, 58 bars), lasting around one minute in performance.
The work was published for the first time in 1967 in volume 58 of Tchaikovsky's Complete Collected Works, edited by Irina Iordan.
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Tchaikovsky's manuscript score is now preserved in the Klin House-Museum Archive (a1, No. 135). In the autograph the whole piece is struck through, and on the reverse side is the Andante molto in G major.
The following items can be viewed or downloaded online:
- Full score, first edition (1967), from the Internet Music Score Library Project (IMSLP).
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