Largo and Allegro in D major

Tchaikovsky Research

The Largo and Allegro in D major, for 2 flutes and strings (TH 162 ; ČW 324), 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 flutes, violins I, violins II, violas, cellos, and double basses [1].

Movements and Duration

There is one movement: Largo—Allegro (D major, 87 bars), lasting around 4 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. 126) [2].

Recordings

See: Discography

External Links

Notes and References

  1. In the manuscript score the string instruments are named in the singular, although they play divisi in some passages.
  2. On the first page of the manuscript is Modest Tchaikovsky's note: "Little Allegro with Introduction".