To A Charming Señorita
Tchaikovsky, Op. 39, No. 18
The great composer Tchaikovsky generally did not fare too well financially. He was very lucky to have the support of a very wealthy noblewoman, Nadezhda van Meck. They never actually met. She just believed in his music. Her money made it possible for Tchaikovsky to write his greatest music without having to worry about where his next meal was coming from. He wrote this song for her.