Tchaikovsky's Variations on a Rococo theme are a work for cello and orchestra. The score was dedicated to the cellist Wilhelm Fitzenhagen, who premiered it in Moscow in November 1877, with the conductor Nikolai Rubinstein. The critics were very enthusiastic and Tchaikovsky once said the score was with no doubt one of his best works.
The cellists competing at the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition must perform, during the final round of the Competition, Tchaikovsky's Variations on a Rococo theme.
May 7, 1840
Nov. 6, 1893
This year marks the 175th birthday of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, one of Russia's most beloved composers. The International Tchaikovsky Competition, which was named after the great composer, will commemorate the anniversary…Read his biography