Tchaikovsky by Anthony Holden
A Biography

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Written for the layman, this new biography of the world's most popular composer contains previously unrevealed material gathered from Russian files about his probable suicide at the age of 53 after being threatened with the exposure of his homosexuality. of photos.
 

About Anthony Holden

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An award-winning journalist, Anthony Holden is also the author of several best-selling biographies of such figures as Shakespeare, Tchaikovsky, Laurence Olivier, and the Prince of Wales. His most recent book is the sequel "Bigger Deal: A Year Inside the Poker Boom".
 
Published January 1, 1995 by Viking Adult. 490 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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A popular biography of Russia's most famous composer, with particular emphasis on Tchaikovsky's sexual orientation and the controversy surrounding his death.

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There have been biographies galore of the great Russian composer, beginning with the massive but highly selective one by his brother Modest, published less than a decade after Pyotr Ilyich's mysteriou

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It delves more deeply than most studies into Tchaikovsky's homosexuality--its causes, manifestations and profound effect upon his life--and offers a carefully reasoned examination of his death, in which Holden comes down tentatively in the recently propounded ``Court of Honor'' camp: the theory t...

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Project MUSE

Host Anthony Holden, a journalist who would write a 1995 biography of Tchaikovsky, visits many of the same sites as Hazelwood and interviews music historians, musicians, and medical experts about the cause of the composer's death.

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