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    Question Vote: do you like Tchaikovsky's music?

    How many people here like Tchaikovsky's music?

    Scale: 0-10 Love=10 Hate=0

    I like many of his musical work. My vote: 9.3

    Here is just one melodious piece of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake, "Danse Espagnole".

    http://www.esnips.com/doc/e38d7859-2...-Spanish-Dance

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    Some Tchaikovsky is great, some is sorta boring to me. Over all, I give him a 7.5.
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    A 7 for me. I love his last symphony. His popular music is not so great to my mind, but whatever floats your boat. Only his symphonies prove to me he was a great composer (and his tone poem, Isle of the Dead or whatever it is).
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    Yeah, Tapkaara, those great ones I like very much!

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    His ballets and his operas are great. His symphonic works are a little too rhapsodic to my taste, and all his concerts go nowhere, he works better with a libretto. To Ballet and Opera I give a 9, to "pure" music a 6.

    But I will always wonder why he was able to do such a brilliant parody of XVIIIth music in the Queen of Spades and in the Souvenir de Florence, but couldn't aply some of its brilliance to hsi own music, Chopin did.

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    My favorite symphony is his 5th, though I feel I need to study his 6th more.

    The Manfred Symphony is pretty awesome too, if a little meandering.
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    Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, (Op. 23) -1st. Allegro Non Troppo E Molto Maestoso

    Waltz of the FLowers, from "The Nutcracker"(Op.71)

    The Sleeping Beauty (ballet), Act 1, No.6 Grande valse villageoise (a.k.a. The Garland Waltz)Waltz

    The Nutcracker (Op. 71) - Dance Of The Sugar-Plum Fairy

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    I've always had a soft spot for his music.. I agree some of the more popular selections are a bit shallow, but there's hardly any music as emotional as Tchaik at his most passionate..
    So, overall, maybe a 9..
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    On a scale of 0 - 10? 5

    I'm a bit indifferent. I don't hate any of the music, but it hasn't spoken to me yet, except for maybe the Piano Concerto No. 1. Much his output seems overly sentimental to me. Since so many people do like it, I keep trying. I have heard the Little Russian and Pathetique symphonies on the radio and they had no impact on me. Maybe I need to hear a different version.

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    How about his St Qts they are very good, I have the Borodin Qt set marvelous stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by World Violist View Post
    A 7 for me. I love his last symphony. His popular music is not so great to my mind, but whatever floats your boat. Only his symphonies prove to me he was a great composer (and his tone poem, Isle of the Dead or whatever it is).
    "Isle of the Dead" was composed by Rachmaninov.

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    I give him an 8. I enjoy some of his works like "Manfred Symphony," "Romeo and Juliet," symphonies 1, 2, 6, "Swan Lake," and all of his concertos, but I despise "Nutcracker" and "1812 Overture." His output, for me, ranges from very good to very lame. Overall, he had a few good compositions.

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    9,5/10. Someone has to compliment him on a talent that others sometimes hold against him, so: When it comes to writing great tunes he has few (if any) equals.

    A few faves:

    - Symphonies Nos.4-6
    - Serenade for String Orchestra Op.48
    - Eugen Onegin
    - Swan Lake
    - Piano Concerto No.1
    - Violin Concerto
    - Pique Dame
    - Concert Overture Romeo and Juliet

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    IMHO, his piano trio is the best written in Russian in the 19th.century, and one of the best ever. His solo piano pieces are unjustly neglected, and his 4 orchestral suites are some of the best of this form. Recommended: listen to his "Dumka" by Horowitz. It move me to tears every time I listened it.

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    I like Tchaikovsky and on a scale would rate his music as 8/10.
    He has composed some of my favourite pieces of classical music: Piano Concerto No. 1 and the Violin Concerto are awesome! - Also really like Symphonies 4-6 and the 1812 and Romeo & Juliet Overtures.

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