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A portrait of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky by Nikolai Kuznetso
It was his unshakeable belief that we humans are subject to an outside force that predetermines the course of our lives.
And yet, in spite of this pessimistic outlook, he worked through his feelings to create some of his best—and best-loved works.
In this hour, Tchaikovsky’s lifelong obsession with the power of Fate, as reflected in Swan Lake, Romeo & Juliet, and his final three symphonies.
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