Largo and Allegro in D major
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.
Scored for 2 flutes, violins I, violins II, violas, cellos, and double basses .
Movements and Duration
There is one movement: Largo—Allegro (D major, 87 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: Discography
Notes and References
- In the manuscript score the string instruments are named in the singular, although they play divisi in some passages.
- On the first page of the manuscript is Modest Tchaikovsky's note: "Little Allegro with Introduction".