Moscow (Tchaikovsky)

Moscow (Russian: Москва, romanizedMoskva) is a cantata composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in 1883 for the coronation of Alexander III of Russia, to a Russian libretto by Apollon Maykov.[1] It is scored for mezzo-soprano, baritone, mixed chorus (SATB), 3 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, harp and strings.


  1. Introduction and chorus. Andante religioso (A major)
  2. Arioso. Moderato con moto (D major)
  3. Chorus. Allegro (D major)
  4. Monologue and chorus. Moderato – Largo (B minor)
  5. Arioso. Andante molto sostenuto (E-flat minor)
  6. Finale. Moderato con moto (D major)


  1. ^ Wiley, p. 261.


  • Wiley, Roland John (2009). Tchaikovsky. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0195368925.

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