Andante ma non troppo in E minor

The Andante ma non troppo in E major, for string quintet (TH 157 ; ČW 335), 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.

Instrumentation

Scored for 2 violins, viola, cello and double bass.

Movements and Duration

There is one movement: Andante ma non troppo (E minor, 43 bars), lasting around 3 minutes in performance.

Publication

The work was published for the first time in 1967 in volume 58 of Tchaikovsky's Complete Collected Works, edited by Irina Iordan.

Autographs

Tchaikovsky's manuscript score is now preserved in the Klin House-Museum Archive (a1, No. 127) [1].

Recordings

See: Andante ma non troppo in E minor: Recordings

External Links

Notes and References

  1. On the first page of the manuscript is a note by Modest Tchaikovsky: "Exercise (prelude) for bowed quintet".