Pytor Ilych Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

By Spencer B

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Early Life

Pyotr was born in Votkinsk, Russia on May 7th, 1840. Tchaikovsky's family wasn't very noticeable. Tchaikovsky's second mother was just 20 when he first met her. Alexandra who was Tchaikovsky's mother was responsible for bringing music into his life. Tchaikovsky's first mother was very gentle and he loved her so much until she died. Alexandra was Tchaikovsky's 2nd mother and he hoped for the same, but Alexandra was a cold and distant women
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Where he Lived

Tchaikovsky was born Votkinsk, Russia. This is where Tchaikovsky spent most of his life. Tchaikovsky was taught music and culture here by his french nanny called Fanny Dürback. Tchaikovsky composed such great musical pieces such as the Nutcracker, 1812 Overture, and lots of other masterful pieces.
Lang Lang plays Tchaikovsky : Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Opus 23 [HD]

Piano Concerto No. 1

This is Tchaikovsky's first piano concerto. When Tchaikovsky first made this piece he got lots of criticism from Nikolay Rubenstein the person who he was going to dedicate this piece to. When Tchaikovsky heard the criticism from Rubenstein he got really mad. He then dedicated the song to Han von Bülow the virtuous pianist and conductor

Other Known Music

Swan Lake

Romeo and Juliet

The Nutcracker

1812 Overture

Legacy

I Think that Tchaikovsky's legacy is very notable. I believe this because Tchaikovsky didn't have a notable family which everything even harder for him because he wasn't a prodigy like Mozart. He worked very hard to achieve his goals with many bumps in the road like his mother's death. Something I learned from Tchaikovsky was to always keep going.

Citations


“Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky.” Britannica Image Quest. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Mar. 2016. <http://quest.eb.com/search/tchaikovsky/1/113_902624/Pyotr-Ilyich-Tchaikovsky.>.

“Pyotr Il’ych Tchaikovsky’s house.” Britannica Image Quest. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Mar. 2016. <http://quest.eb.com/search/house-of-tchaikovsky/1/113_905638/Pyotr-Ilych-Tchaikovskys-house.>.

“Youtube.” Lang Lang plays Tchaikovsky : Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Opus 23 [HD]. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Mar. 2016. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_W1_shm7vdE>.