Question by fierydog: Did Tchaikovsky struggle with proper form?
Did Tchaikovsky struggle writing music in proper form? The composer is quoted to have criticized his own ability to write in proper form. Can you give me examples using his own works that prove or disprove this? Are there some symphonies in which he has pretty good form but others he loses form altogether?
Answer by rectifier
Of course he did. If he had actually written in “proper form,” his music would have been so boring that no one today would know who he was.
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