In any case criticising Tchaikovsky development section is nothing new. Tchaikovsky was routinely criticised in the 19th century for thisand Tchaikovsky even criticised himself in his letters and lamented his inability to write a development section in the vein of Mozart.
It's just that the passing of time and history has reframed this issue from Tchaikovsky having technical limitations to Tchaikovsky being innovative and creating a Russian version of sonata form that emphasise expository/thematic movement over Germanic developmental craft.
You know what, sometimes the initial critics are correct and the latter historians who shape music history and create the modern consensus/canon are incorrect :)
By the way Tchaikovsky is in my Top 10 favourite composer (Number 8) so I generally view this as a chink in his brilliant armour rather than something that prevents me from enjoying his music
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