Agitato and Allegro in E minor
The Agitato and Allegro in E major, for small orchestra (TH 163 ; ČW 331), 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, 2 clarinets (in A), 2 bassoons + violins I, violins II, violas, cellos, and double basses .
Movements and Duration
There is one movement: Agitato—Allegro (E minor, 135 bars), lasting around 5 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
- The names of the instruments are not specified in the manuscript score.
- We are most grateful to Mr Simone Mantelli for bringing this to our attention.