RCM: ARCT History / Tchaikovsky and the Romeo and Juliet Overture

Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Tchaikovsky’s style combines the ________________ __________________ symphonic tradition with a strong __________________ element. Western European, Russian
Tchaikovsky’s writing featured lyrical melodies, heightened emotionalism, and rich orchestration.Though he only composed _______________ ballets, the spirit of _____________ music is evident across his other works of opera, piano music, symphony and chamber work. three, dance
Tchaikovsky’s opera ________________________ is based on the famous novella by Alexander Pushkin. The Queen of Spades
Tchaikovsky’s opera The Queen of Spades is based on the famous novella by __________________________. Alexander Pushkin
True to Romantic-era composition, Tchaikovsky had an interest in ________________ music. For example, his _________________________ was inspired by the writings of Byron. program, Manfred Symphony
Extremely ____________________ writing is a characteristic feature of Tchaikovsky’s ballets, symphonies and operas. lyrical
Tchaikovsky taught _____________ at the _______________________________. He also published two harmony books. theory, Moscow Conservatory
He traveled frequently for conducting engagements later in his career, including a trip to New York in 1891 where he conducted the ______________________ concerts at ________________________. inaugural, Carnegie Hall
Tchaikovsky’s generous and wealthy patroness. Nadezhda von Meck
Though she provided Tchaikovsky with generous patronage for many years, _________________________ insisted that they never meet in person. Nadezhda von Meck
Tchaikovsky’s overture-fantasy draws from Shakespeare’s tale of Romeo and Juliet. It captures the essential emotions of the drama without trying to represent specific plot developments and events. (true/false) true
What is the genre of the Romeo and Juliet Overture? concert overture
The principal difference between a concert overture and a symphonic poem is, a concert overture features _________ form, while a symphonic poem features _________ form. sonata, free
What is the form of the Romeo and Juliet Overture? sonata
Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Overture outlines in broad strokes the major characters and tensions in Shakespeare’s tragedy. Name the four themes. Friar Laurence, Feud, Love, Juliet
What is the meter of Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Overture? common time
Given that the Romeo and Juliet Overture is a concert overture, does it have a development section? What theme does it work with to develop? yes, feud theme
Tchaikovsky’s overture-fantasy draws from Shakespeare’s tale of Romeo and Juliet. It captures the essential emotions of the drama without trying to represent specific plot developments and events. (true/false) true
What is the genre of the Romeo and Juliet Overture? concert overture
What is the difference between a concert overture and a symphonic poem?

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