Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Capriccio in Gb major

Op. 8, TH130

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This miniature skips through an arch pattern (ABCBA), beginning and ending with a jaunty theme in 3/4 time that also governs the B section. This early in his career, Tchaikovsky had not yet learned the virtues of thematic and rhythmic diversity; the only real variety arrives with the rolled chords of the middle portion... read more