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Variations On A Rococo Theme, Op. 33

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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Tchaikovsky's "Variations on a Rococo Theme," Op. 33, composed in 1876, represents the closest he came to crafting a full cello concerto, drawing inspiration from Mozart and the Classical style. Collaborating with Wilhelm Fitzenhagen, a fellow professor at the Moscow Conservatory, the work premiered in Moscow in 1877 under Nikolai Rubinstein's baton. While the piece features an original Rococo-style theme, it remained relatively obscure until 1941 when it was performed in Moscow without Fitzenhagen's later revisions, ultimately becoming a treasured composition in the cello repertoire.

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Variations On A Rococo Theme, Op. 33

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Johannes Moser

In this course, celebrated cellist Johannes Moser takes us through one of the landmark pieces of cello repertoire: the Variations on a Rococo Theme by Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. With Moser as our guide, we go behind the scenes of his trademark piece, as we learn about numerous stylistic elements, bowing and fingering choices, and the rich history of this masterpiece. We also learn about the various editions of the piece, as well as some surprising historical knowledge.

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