Tchaikovsky’s ‘Variations On a Rococo Theme’ Premiered On This Day in 1877 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Tchaikovsky's 'Variations on a Rococo Theme' Op. 33 for Cello and Orchestra premiered on this day in 1877

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Tchaikovsky's 'Variations on a Rococo Theme' - Premiere

Tchaikovsky’s ‘Variations on a Rococo Theme’ Op. 33 for Cello and Orchestra premiered on this day in 1877.

The first performance was given by German virtuoso Wilhelm Fitzenhagen in Moscow – conducted by Nikolai Rubinstein.

The 20-minute bravura work is a much loved standard in today’s cello competition and concert repertoire.

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST ZLATOMIR FUNG | TCHAIKOVSKY | VARIATIONS ON A ROCOCO THEME | JINDONG CAI & HARBIN SYMPHONY | 2018 SCHOENFELD INTERNATIONAL CELLO COMPETITION | 1ST PRIZE

 

Dvorák Cello Concerto & Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations |CD|

Mstislav Rostropovich, Cello

Herbert von Karajan & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Release Date: January 23, 1996

Deutsche Grammophon


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