THE MYSTERY OF TCHAIKOVSKY'S GENIUS - for National Geographic
Tchaikovsky's music is instantly recognizable - but no one knows exactly why. Why does it touch everyone? Join NatGeo reporter Sergey Gordeev and Russia's most well known pianist Denis Matsuev to uncover the mystery behind Tchaikovsky's musical genius. Visit the national conservatory in Moscow named after Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, and stop by the composer’s home in Klin, Russia, to play the piano he used to create “The Nutcracker.”
ABOUT THE SERIES: In the summer of 2018, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC partnered with FOX Sports to cover the world’s most watched single-sport tournament: the FIFA World Cup. Go beyond the matches and see some of the country’s most unique people, places, history, and culture as NatGeo reporter and Moscow native Sergey Gordeev takes you on a daily journey through his home country.
Videos originally broadcast during Fox Sports coverage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Original air date: June 14, 2018.