Ep. 1: A Miserable Marriage – Tchaikovsky and Eugene Onegin

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s early relationship with his wife, Antonina Milyukova, and the first stages of creating Eugene Onegin share a spot in the composers life. The two events influenced each other, and it would leave Tchaikovsky wondering where he had gone wrong.

Music for today’s show are by Trevor Kowalski and Franz Gordon. Late Nights in Harmony, Changing Outlook, Nocturne, The Garden’s Light, Hidden Towns, and A Heart Made of Yarn

Sources:
Letters to His Family: An Autobiography by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, translated by Galina von Meck and Percy M. Young
Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin
Eugene Onegin (opera)
Antonina Tchaikovskaya

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