Nature and Love
The trio is scored for 2 soprano and alto soloists, and female chorus (SSA), with piano accompaniment.
There is one movement: Andante (G-flat major, 263 bars), lasting approximately 6 minutes in performance.
The text is presumed to have been written by the composer himself.
Nature and Love seems to have been performed for the first time early in 1871 at a concert given by students of Berta Valzek, and repeated at a concert of Tchaikovsky's works in the Nobles' Club in Moscow on 16/28 March 1871 .
Tchaikovsky's autograph score has been lost.
The trio was dedicated to Berta Valzek.
Notes and References
- See (1902), pp. 366, 369.
- See Nikolay Kashkin, (1896), p. 90. It is possible that an earlier performance may have been given by the same student choir — see (1958), p. 477.
- Passed by the censor on 12/24 March 1894.