Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky : None But The Lonely Heart


Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky : None But The Lonely Heart



About 'None But The Lonely Heart'

Artist: Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich (biography)   (sheet music)
Born:May 7, 1840 , Votkinsk
Died:November 6, 1893 , St. Petersburg
The Artist:Popular Romantic composer of 6 symphones and some of the world' most performed ballets including Swan Lake, The Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty.
Composed:1869
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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky composed a set of six romances for voice and piano, Op. 6, in late 1869; the last of these songs is the melancholy None but the Lonely Heart (Russian: Нет, только тот, кто знал, Net, tol'ko tot, kto znal), a setting of Lev Mei's poem The Harpist's Song, which in turn was translated from Goethe's Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship.

Tchaikovsky dedicated this piece to Alina Khvostova. The song was premiered by Russian mezzo-soprano Yelizaveta Lavrovskaya in Moscow in 1870, following it with its St. Petersburg premiere the following year during an all-Tchaikovsky concert hosted by Nikolai Rubinstein; the latter was the first concert devoted entirely to Tchaikovsky's works.


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