CONCERTO - Dearest Pyotr - Nadezhda von Meck

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CONCERTO  is a play about the thirteen-year relationship between Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, his patron, Nadezhda Von Meck, the love affair with his protégé Iosif Kotek, and development of his First Violin Concerto. Tchaikovsky and Von Meck begin their friendship with a simple piano commission arranged by Kotek, her music master. Eventually, Von Meck begins to shape the fortunes of these two artists by controlling their personal and professional lives. She commissions Tchaikovsky’s greatest works, including the First Violin Concerto for Kotek. Relationships sour when Tchaikovsky chooses to marry and Kotek is unable to play the Concerto with the virtuosity required.


Time: Late 1800’s                           

Situation: Nadezhda von Meck, a wealthy patron and industrialist in 19th Century Imperial Russia, shares her feelings for Tchaikovsky in a letter that was never sent. They never met, but had an intense thirteen-year relationship that existed in letters and the music they created.

Subject Matter: Unrequited Love, Grief, Longing, Loneliness, Despair, Widow, Romantic Friendship, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Nadezhda von Meck

Note from Playwright: This monologue is taken from the full length, play CONCERTO about the Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, his patron Nadezhda von Meck, and his lover Iosif Iosifovich Kotek. It surrounds the creation of Tchaikovsky's First Violin Concerto.

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    Full-Length Play
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    Adult 50-60, Adult 60-70
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    Female, Heterosexual
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    White, European
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    Drama, Historical Drama, Play w/Music
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