Win a signed copy of Pyotr Tchaikovsky from our acclaimed Critical Lives series

Enter our monthly book competition to win one of two signed copies of Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Philip Ross Bullock's engaging biography of one of Russia’s most celebrated composers.

Drawing extensively on Tchaikovsky’s uncensored letters and diaries, this richly documented book explores the composer’s life in the artistic culture of nineteenth-century Russian society, revealing how he became a figure of international renown.

Containing accessible introductions to his most recognized masterpieces, as well as suggestions of less familiar works for readers to explore, it is essential reading for all those who enjoy classical music.

Two winners will each win one copy of the book. To be in with a chance of winning, answer the following question:

In what year was Pyotr Tchaikovsky born?

Please email your answer to with Tchaikovsky Competition in the subject field.

The competition will close at 6pm on Wednesday 30th August 2017.

We're sorry but the competition is only open to UK residents aged 18 and over. Please see our full terms and conditions here.

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