Allegro ma non tanto in G major
The Allegro ma non tanto in G major, for string orchestra (TH 161 ; ČW 334), 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.
Scored for violins I, violins II, violas, cellos, and double bsses.
Movements and Duration
There is one movement: Allegro ma non tanto (G major, 70 bars), lasting around 3 minutes 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.