Allegro vivo in C minor
The Allegro vivo in C minor, for orchestra (TH 165 ; ČW 332), 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 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (in B-flat), 2 bassoons + 2 horns (in C), 2 trumpets (in E-flat) + violins I, violins II, violas, cellos, and double basses.
Movements and Duration
There is one movement: Allegro vivo (C minor, 172 bars), lasting around 4 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.
- See also online resources.
Tchaikovsky's manuscript score is now preserved in the Klin House-Museum Archive (a1, No. 131).
- See: Discography
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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