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 Post subject: André Tchaikowsky
PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 6:12 am 

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Hi Everyone,

A few days ago, I heard for the first time about pianist André Tchaikowsky (1935-1982). Someone sent me an article about his bequeathing his skull to the Royal Shakespeare Company (yes, for use in Hamlet productions). Quite a story. Has anyone else heard of this pianist? Did anyone here know him? His web site is chock full of recordings, photos, and a PDF of his biography. I searched this site to see if there was any mention of him, and since there wasn't, thought I might share my "discovery."

Here are some links if you are interested:

The main web site: http://andretchaikovsky.com

The biography in PDF form: http://andretchaikowsky.com/biography/book/andre.pdf

....and the complete skull story: http://andretchaikowsky.com/miscellaneous/skull.htm#telegraph



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 1:56 pm 
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Thanks for this, Adrienne. I thought for sure this man would be related to Tchaikovsky, but he's not. Still, an interesting story, I never heard of him before. And there are many mp3's of his recordings to listen to, which is great. I just heard some of the Mazurkas that are next on my "to do" list.

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