Making Sense Of
Making Sense of Tchaikovsky
Artis—Naples Lifelong Learning
Fred Plotkin, lecturer
In many ways, Tchaikovsky was the natural heir to Mozart. He was equally versatile — writing chamber music, symphonies, songs and operas — and also wrote some of the greatest ballet scores ever. He also had the ability to pierce the heart and stir the soul. Join Fred Plotkin to discover the passionate gifts of Tchaikovsky.
This presentation is part of Fred Plotkin's Making Sense Of series.
Fred Plotkin is one of the world’s leading experts on opera, food and wine and everything Italian. He is the author of Opera 101: A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Opera (the standard text in America for opera education); Classical Music 101: A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Classical Music; and six definitive books on Italian food. He has worked for many opera companies, including La Scala (as a Fulbright Scholar) and the Metropolitan Opera. He lectures regularly at the Smithsonian Institution, NYU and the University of Oxford. In 2010, he was named America’s wine journalist of the year. He organized and led food and opera trips for The New York Times Journeys before the program ended in 2021. In 2015, he was made a Cavaliere della Stella d’Italia, the Italian equivalent of a knighthood and an honor rarely accorded to foreigners.