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Tchaikovsky: None But the Lonely Heart

From 30 member  reviews
Members say: Absorbing, Entertaining, Enchanting, Intelligent, Ambitious

About the show

The Ensemble for the Romantic Century explores Tchaikovsky's unique relationship with his patroness in a theatrical production featuring Piano Trio in A minor and some of his most moving songs. More…

In a strange relationship that lasted fourteen years and that was conducted exclusively through letters, Tchaikovsky and his patroness Nadezhda von Meck were united through the invincible power of a disembodied love in which they both found refuge. Plagued with doubts about the greatness of his music, tormented by the fear of discovery of his homosexuality, and trapped in a marriage to a woman who was eventually committed to an insane asylum, Tchaikovsky found in von Meck an “invisible angel.”

Member Reviews (30)


Absorbing, Entertaining, Enchanting, Intelligent, Ambitious
Avg Score

During previews
Great singing, Absorbing, Entertaining, Intelligent, Refreshing

See it if You love classical music. Excellent musicians.

Don't see it if You dislike classical music.

During previews
Wonderfull classical music

See it if you like a classical music. It is a play with music. Amid the staging I felt I was in 19th century salon listening to music.

Don't see it if If you do not like classical music.

During previews
Slow, Disappointing

See it if Wonderful young muscians, a sad ending. There were some surprises such as a male ballet dancer and a tenor singing passionately in Russian.

Don't see it if a small space, piano player needed a softer touch, must like chamber music.

During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if you love brilliant young musicians and one lovely dancer.

Don't see it if If you are not a fan of Tchaikovsky.

During previews
Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if If you love beautiful chamber music played by extroidinary talent interspersed with historical text

Don't see it if If your idea of classical music is Andrea Bocelli

June 1st, 2018
"A compelling play with music...Slotnick and Walker share the stage without actually talking directly to each other. The conceit largely works...Often the music interrupts the narrative flow, with Slotnick and Walker awkwardly trying to appear lost in deep thoughts...Despite these flaws, 'None bu...
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May 31st, 2018
"Chamber music has never been this sexy...Wolf has done a better job of making these letters dramatic than she did in 'Van Gogh's Ear'...It also helps to have two actors like Slotnick and Walker, who endow their body language with dynamic meaning during the extended musical passages...As in previ...
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May 31st, 2018
"The Ensemble for the Romantic Century and its executive artistic director Eve Wolf come as close as they have in their three productions this season at successfully realizing a creative mission of bringing together multiple art forms into a singular dramatic concert format...Slotnick and Walker ...
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May 31st, 2018
"The audience hears the emotions expressed that Tchaikovsky and von Meck are only partially able to reveal. That the musicians are expert at their instruments means they prove Wolf’s implicit belief beyond questioning...Wolf may be making assumptions...As aided by the actors and musicians, under ...
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