Tchaikovsky (Part 1 of 12)
Episode 1: "The Creation of Greatness"
Part of the BBC's Tchaikovsky Experience, Charles Hazlewood presents the first in a two-part docudrama recreating key moments in the life of the Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893). Ed Stoppard stars in the title role, while Alice Glover plays his wife Antonina Milyukova. Excerpts from "Romeo and Juliet" and "The Sleeping Beauty" are performed by the Mariinsky Young Philharmonic, conducted by Charles Hazlewood. Performers include Natasha Paremsky, Sasha Sitkovetsky, Irina Matayeva, Uliana Lopatkina and Ilya Kuznetsev.