Piotr Ilych Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

By Harrison Wu

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Tchaikovsky life

when he was young his family was living in a yellow mansion on Urals he was born in May, 7, 1840 unlike most composers Tchaikovsky's family never learned music and Tchaikovsky was the first person in his family to pursue music. His mother was inspired by here love of french culture she hired a teacher from France. After a while he is mom when't to Moscow and Tchaikovsky was devastated. shortly after his mother pass away just after she left and came back. fast forward a couple years and he started to fall in love with a girl that preformed at a opera he saw but she was engaged shortly after.
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Russia and Tchaikovsky

this is Russia were Tchaikovsky was born here in 1840 on the Urals. Also unlike some composers/ musicians he stayed here for most of his life. Though his mother when't to Moscow with Tchaikovsky desperately following.
Lang Lang plays Tchaikovsky : Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Opus 23 [HD]

Piano Concerto No. 1

This of course was his first Piano Concerto and it really complex for his first one. this was criticized for just that being complex for normal people could not play it. In responce he made his next song more simpler.

His other songs

  1. Swan lake
  2. The Nutcracker
  3. 1812 Overture
  4. Romero and Juliet
Those are probably 4 of his most famous songs

Other facts

  1. When his mother was leaving for Moscow he was being dragged along the ground
  2. he fell in love with someone he probably didn't even know preforming
  3. he was criticized in some way with his music and most of the time fixed it


Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.. Photograph. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 16 Dec 2015.

MAP: EXPANSION OF RUSSIA. - Map showing the territorial expansion of the Russian Empire in Europe up to 1914, English, c1935.. Fine Art.Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 18 Dec 2015.

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