Peter llyich Tchaikovsky

Who is he? By: Gracie Driggers

Just the basics

~ Tchaikovsky was born on May 7, 1840 in Kamsko-Votkinsk, which is now present day Udmurtia, Russia
~ He died November 6, 1893
~ People said he died either by committing suicide or of cholera
~ He composed some ballets music like The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, and Swan Lake

Growing up

~ Tchaikovsky started piano lessons when he was 5 years old
~ His mom died when he was 14 years old.
~ Peter's father asked a well known German piano teacher to encourage his learning
~ Tchaikovsky worked for himself and The Ministry of Justice

Some of his ballets

Personal Life

~ Tchaikovsky saw marriage as his solution for his sexual problems.
~ The period of 1878-1884 represents his most creative time.
~ He was gay.
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