One of the best known stories in Classical Music is that of Peter Tchaikovsky and his former teacher Nikolai Rubinstein's disagreement over the Piano Concerto in b-flat. Tchaikovsky was excited over the recently completed work and played some of it for Rubinstein who didn't understand it; he reverted to "teacher mode" and harshly criticized it causing a huge argument. With some revisions the work became world famous, but that isn't the end of the story.
Tune in this Sunday at 5 to hear what happened to the relationship of Tchaikovsky and his friend Nikolai Rubinstein on the Piano on KPAC and KSTX.
host Randy Anderson