Adagio in F major
The Adagio in F major, for wind octet (TH 160 ; ČW 330), 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, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets (in B-flat), bass clarinet (in B-flat).
Movements and Duration
There is one movement: Adagio (F major, 52 bars), lasting around 3 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 also online resources below.
- See: Discography
The following items can be viewed or downloaded online:
- Full score, first edition (1967), from the Internet Music Score Library Project (IMSLP).
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