Pyotr Ilyich

Pyotr Ilyich The world s greatest composer his personal story finally told The novel you will never forget The mysterious death in of prolific composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is still unsolved to this day

  • Title: Pyotr Ilyich
  • Author: Adin Dalton
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 170
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The world s greatest composer, his personal story finally told.The novel you will never forget The mysterious death in 1893 of prolific composer, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is still unsolved to this day and this beautiful novel brings to life the private, illegal trial against him and uncovers his astounding life as never before His unlawful sexuality and shy demeanor weThe world s greatest composer, his personal story finally told.The novel you will never forget The mysterious death in 1893 of prolific composer, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is still unsolved to this day and this beautiful novel brings to life the private, illegal trial against him and uncovers his astounding life as never before His unlawful sexuality and shy demeanor were at odds with his music and notoriety Did society forgive him, or did fate have the last word A realistic adult novel with a stunning ending.

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    1. I’ve spent the last month reading this book and now that it’s finished I am feeling the void. Very flowing writing that keeps you reading, interested and thinking about what’s happening. I know, it is a heavy tome but it is definitely not a bore.The process of composing a ballet is described with the composer having to juggle together the needs of the story and the choreography and creating music that encapsulate them all with the required feelings. I found myself thinking that that is wha [...]

    2. "He was a good person with only love in his heart, and had never hurt anyone."Pyotr Ilyich is not just any historical fiction. It is a work of enormous research, written by the author who has a perfect understanding of Tchaikovsky's music and emotions involved in creating his masterpieces. It feels as if every reference and description of the Maestro's compositions came from the author's heart. I doubt I can do its justice by reviewing such a grand work. Tchaikovsky and his music really came ali [...]

    3. Historical Fiction. 4 stars out of 5.I am not sure my review could do the book justice, but I will give it a go:Tchaikovsky. Ever heard the name before? I am sure you have, and if you haven´t, well you probably should have, but, did you know his first names? Maybe not. Pyotr Ilyich Tchailovsky is his full name. But how much do you actually know about the composer? not much I can imagine, and neither did I until I read this novel. Give it a go and you will learn about his life and loves and deat [...]

    4. I won this book here in a Giveaways contest. Prior to reading it I was familiar with Swan Lake, the Nutcracker & the 1812 Overture. I knew that Tchailovsky was gay but that was overlooked by the Russians; even during the Olympics Closing Ceremonies. I found Pyotr's sexuality and relationships were handled tastefully and matter of factly. How he found the inspiration for his works was expressed very well as were the periods of his depression. The secondary characters especially Alyosha & [...]

    5. Susan Griffin writes "fiction exists so we may see the undocumented moments that would otherwise pass out of history" and a well written historical fiction novel certainly fills in the gaps. Adim Dalton starts with a few facts and then writes a story about the life of the Russian composer. The story is filled with interesting characters (real and imagined), wonderful scenery, great dialogs, and of course, music.Tchaikovsky was a complicated man -- a brilliant composer, shy, reclusive, a devoted [...]

    6. Ms Dalton put much research into this book about a man who was a musical genius and very complex and complicated gentleman living in a tumultuous time in history. his music expressed the changing of the culture and also the musical world while having to deal with critics who didn't always understand his eccentricities and his need for privacy. Having studied classical music, I was familiar with many of the terms which were used to describe the technicalities of his compositions. i have seen all [...]

    7. I'm not really a fan of the story biography, but I really, honestly enjoyed this one. As Tchaikovsky was an artist his story should be told as an art. The facts were great, but I was a bit confused during transitions from past to present when I first began. But after a while, it became more understandable.The tidbits of Pyotr's life and relationships were very well developed. They felt very real to me, and very relatable. In addition as a musician myself, I feel this book has given me key insigh [...]

    8. What a wonderful read in this book by Adin Dalton. The scope of Tchaikovsky's life is covered in this well researched historical fiction that reads like a gripping novel. The composer's homosexuality has long been hinted at, but Ms. Dalton fills in historical blanks and offers a compelling hypothesis as to how this and other aspects of his life shaped his music. Following the arc of his career, she brilliantly takes us through the creation of his ballets, symphonies, and operas and gives us the [...]

    9. I really enjoyed this book, a novel about the life of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, who composed the music for "The Nutcracker". There is controversy about what really caused his death. This author puts forward a case for "maybe it was murder!"

    10. Reviewed November 2014 - Historical Novel Society Reviews "The tempestuous and controversial life and career of great Russian composer Tchaikovsky is the subject of Dalton’s long and ambitious new novel, which follows Pyotr Ilyich for many years as one after another of his great works flow from his pen. The dramatization of these creative processes is one of the strongest threads running through the book, at times quite thrilling to read.Even more compelling is Dalton’s most potentially cont [...]

    11. I began this book expecting to learn more about the man and his music. I almost quit reading after a quarter of the book. There was insight into his emotions and sex life but it didn't relate well to the music he was writing. After boning up on his life and his composition through some composer anthologies, I finished the book. I was pleased with author's comments especially her research of materials that have only recently become available. (I wish I had read them first.) There is valuable mate [...]

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