Student Exercises

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Fourteen short student exercises, for various combinations of instruments, have survived from Tchaikovsky's years in Anton Rubinstein's composition classes at the Saint Petersburg Conservatory in 1863 or 1864:

TH ČW Opus Title Key Description Year
152 323 Allegretto moderato D major For string trio 1863/64
153 333 Allegretto E major For string quartet 1863/64
154 325 Allegro vivace B-flat major For string quartet 1863/64
155 322 Andante molto G major For string quartet 1863/64
156 328 Adagio C major For horn quartet 1863/64
157 329 Andante ma non troppo E minor For string quintet 1863/64
158 326 Adagio molto E-flat major For string quartet and harp 1863/64
159 327 Allegro C minor For piano and string sextet 1863/64
160 330 Adagio F major For wind octet 1863/64
161 334 Allegro ma non tanto G major For string orchestra 1863/64
162 324 Largo and Allegro D major For two flutes and strings 1863/64
163 331 Agitato and Allegro E minor For small orchestra 1863/64
164 335 Andante ma non troppo A major For small orchestra 1863/64
165 332 Allegro vivo C minor For small orchestra 1863/64

Several larger-scale works also date from Tchaikovsky's time as a Conservatory student, between September 1862 and December 1865: