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Evening Masterwork: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor Op. 23 for October 23, 2022

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Evening Masterwork: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor Op. 23 for October 23, 2022

Tchaikovsky had hoped that his First Piano Concerto would be premiered by Director of the Moscow Conservatory, Nicolai Rubinstein, but that did not happen. Rubinstein repeatedly told the composer the concerto was impossible… and Tchaikovksy in turn refused to change even a note. The premiere, instead, took place in the United States, in Boston’s Music Hall, performed by acclaimed pianist Hans von Bülow. It’s our Evening Masterwork, tonight at 7, on Classical WSMR 89.1 and 103.9.

Andy Lalino serves WUSF Public Media as a journalist, video producer/editor, and graphic designer/animator. He’s authored pop-culture journalism articles, contributed weekly columns for Tampa Bay nostalgia websites, and published features for Fangoria magazine.