Piotr Ilych Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

By Gabriela Castillo

Piotr Ilych Tchaikovsky

Tchaikovsky was born on May 7, 1840 and died on October 28,1893. He was born in Votinsk, Russia. His father's name was Ilya Petrovich and his mother's was Alexandra. Tchaikovsky loved his mother very much as a child. Piotr was a softhearted child and his nanny named Fanny called him "un enfant de verre"or a child of glass because of it. He was three years old when he started showing his strong love for music.

Tchaikovsky's Life

Tchaikovsky was very sensitive as a child and an adult. Fanny (his nanny) never wanted him to be obsess with music and always wanted him to read. He went to school away from family for two years. When his mother left him he was very upset about it, he grabbed on the handle for the cart and was dragged along the road. Very soon after that his mother died and he remembered that day for a very long time. Tchaikovsky went on with life meeting some weird friends, and writing music.
Lang Lang plays Tchaikovsky : Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Opus 23 [HD]
P. I. Tchaikovsky - Ballet "Swan Lake" (excerpts), Op. 20 (Fedoseyev)

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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.. Photograph. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 16 Dec 2015.
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Russia Map 1874 Gotha, Justus Perthes. Photo. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 16 Dec 2015.
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Osomatsu, Mr. "Lang Lang Plays Tchaikovsky : Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor, Opus 23 [HD]." YouTube. Web. 16 Dec. 2015. <https://youtu.be/_W1_shm7vdE>.

Akinin, Joseph. "P. I. Tchaikovsky - Ballet "Swan Lake" (excerpts), Op. 20 (Fedoseyev)." YouTube. Web. 16 Dec. 2015. <https://youtu.be/ZYUJy2EGgdY>.