Listen: Dr. Richard Kogan on Tchaikovsky’s woes and musical genius

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Photo: Dr. Richard Kogan, cropped, November 2013
Dr. Richard Kogan in the CPR Performance Studio, September 2013.

Kogan points to numerous passages in Tchaikovsky’s music that reflect the composer's sadness and longing.

“His music was not music that was designed to appeal to the head. It was designed to go straight to the heart,” Kogan told CPR Classical’s Jean Inaba.

Hear the full audio above, or hear Kogan’s discussion on George Gershwin’s mind and music from a previous visit.