1865. Katharina goes to a ball in Moscow. There she meets again Tchaikowsky, her first and only love. The young, who is now married to wealthy Michael Iwanowitsch Murakin, a man she does not love, has not forgotten Piotr Illich, the (not yet) famous composer. Both are still in love with each other but Piotr is engaged to Nastassia, a dancer, while for her part Katharina cannot leave her husband. Tchaikowky's first love then decides to sacrifice her happiness to the success of the composer, sponsoring him in secret. Something Piotr will learn only years after. When Katharina finds herself free at last it is too late: Tchaikowsky is dying of cholera and she only has time to close his eyes.
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Through the movie various compositions of Tchaikovski are set in a wrong time period. While the first part of the movie is set in 1865 the Trepak dance from "The Nutcracker" is played, which was released in 1892. The Romance op. 5 was released in 1868. Also Tchaikovski's publisher asked to release the "Capriccio Italien" which, was played later in the movie, was only written in 1880. See more
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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