Tchaikovsky: The Man Revealed
In this exceptional talk John reveals the man behind the 1812 Overture, Swan Lake and The Nutcracker. The complex and contradictory character, the sadness and emotional turmoil Tchaikovsky suffered, the turbulent love life, the guilt and self doubt – all these fed into some of the best loved and most familiar music ever written. Sensitively told and filled with touching detail, John brings to life the most natural tunesmith who ever lived.
Other events on the 11th October 2018
Creativity and Solitude
Terry Waite CBE
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The Kid on Slapton Beach
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Culver Cliff and the Isle of Wight at War
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The Wight Connections
John Hannam who was born on the Island has interviewed five thousand people during his 44 year career. These include movie stars, pop music legends, royalty, a prime minister,...