Andante ma non troppo in A major
The Andante ma non troppo in A major, for small orchestra (TH 164 ; ČW 329), 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 A), 2 bassoons + 4 horns (in A, E) + violins I, violins II, violas, cellos, and double basses.
Movements and Duration
There is one movement: Andante ma non troppo (A major, 217 bars), lasting around 7 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.
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