World Première: Gergiev Festival, Rotterdam on 20 October 2004.
Australian Première: SBS TV “Masterpiece” Sat 30 April 2005.
Repeated 14:05 Sat 24 Nov 2007, 2:30pm Mon 13 Apr 2009 (Easter Monday),
and Sun 20 Dec 2009 @ 12 noon.
Through Tchaikovsky's sometimes intimate correspondence with patroness Nadezhda von Meck, this programme takes us on a musical journey of Italy through the eyes and ears of this great but deeply troubled composer. For Tchaikovsky, Italy was both a source of inspiration and a refuge from a tumultuous existence in his native Russia.
Works: Francesca da Rimini, Romeo & Juliette, Capriccio Italien
Script based on "The Letters of Nadezhda von Meck & Peter Illyitch Tchaikovsky" Akademia Press, Moscow, 1934 (translation: M.Krel)
Directed, Edited & Filmed by Adam Sebire.