Among the miraculously beautiful things, I count the finale of the 1812 overturein fact, the whole overture. Tchaikovsky's whole creation was maybe the most surprising and rich flowering of the beauty in melodiousness. Unsurpassednot only since thenwhich it goes steadily without sayingbut even beforepure touches of genius. Like Beethoven and Wagner only, Tchaikovsky is too me the example of musical genius of the highest rank. Too little known or tasted in the Occident (like Borodin, Korsakov, Prokofiev), he belongs, with the aforementioned, also with the equally bright Debussy, Fauré ,Schubert--the initiating and initial masters, the beginners of all beauty musical--to the realm where beauty found its definitive expression.
Weininger, Simmel, Nietzsche, Gracq, Proust, Wittgenstein, Stendhal, Baudelaire, Hoffmann, Schopenhauer, Gide, Valéry, Alain, Mann, G. Marcel, M. Sebastian (together with his whole generation Holban, Eliade, Noica, Nae Ionescu, Vulcãnescu, EM Cioran, etc.; some of them left touching confessions), Lovinescu (the Ibsenian and modern aesthete and author of wonderful credos), Claudel, Cãlinescu (who wrote bizarrely few about the great composers), M. Caragiale (and his father), the philosopher Jankélévitch, etc., loved the musical creations, and deepened their enigmas, very dearlyand very selectively as well. (Other music buffsK. Barth, Balthasar, the present Pope, the moralist and Italophile Butlera Haendelian--,etc..)
As a person, Tchaikovsky is the most fascinating musical creator evernot only enigmatic as a being, but also highly fascinating. He was a morethanvery interesting man and personality. His striking quality, his aura are neverseenbefore.
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