Adagio in C major
The Adagio in C major, for horn quartet (TH 156 ; ČW 328), 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 horns in G, E-flat and E, and bass horn in C.
Movements and Duration
There is one movement: Adagio (C major, 225 bars), lasting around 2 minutes in performance.
- To hear a virtual performance of the piece see "First Thoughts".
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