Talk:Tschaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2 (ballet)

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Tschaikovsky vs. Tchaikovsky[edit]

How should the name of the composer of the music for “Serenade” be spelled? Most Westerners now spell it Tchaikovsky, but City Ballet took up, during Balanchine’s lifetime, the spelling Tschaikovsky. Why? Because that’s how the composer spelled it when he was in New York in 1891. (My thanks to the reader who sent me a copy of his Carnegie Hall autograph from the Pierpont Morgan Library.)

NY Times article by Alastair Macaulay, June 1, 2007

See also[edit]

Robert Greer (talk) 11:26, 5 June 2008 (UTC)