Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

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Tchaikovsky's Early Life

Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky was born in May 7, 1840 in the foothills of the Urals, mountain range in Votkinsk, Russia. His father was a very influencial man in his hometown. He also admired his mother Alexandra. Once he said that same hands as his mom's will never exist. From a little child, he showed how patriotic he was. His governess, Fanny, saw him once kissing Russia and spitting the other countries in his map. Fanny also recognized Tchaikovsky's sensitivity and giftedness and she would say that his clothes were always disordered.
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Tchaikovsky's house

This is a picture of Tchaikovsky's house in Votkinsk. He didn't stay at Votkinsk for his whole life, as he visited Vienna many times during his lifetime. He also lived in St.Petersburg for sometime with his older brother Nikolay.
Tchaikovsky: Romeo & Juliet / Gergiev · London Symphony Orchestra · BBC Proms 2007

Tchaikovsky's famous music

This is one of the greatest music pieces that Tchaikovsky has composed. It is based on Shakespeare's theater; Romeo and Juliet. The premiere of this piece was in 1870 with Nikolay Rubenstein being the conductor. Due to a publicized court case, people seemed to be more interested in him than the music. It took many years for people to recognize the value of this great music piece.

Tchaikovsky's music

  • Symphonies Nos. 4, 5 and 6.
  • Piano Concerto No. 1.
  • Swan Lake (a ballet).
  • Sleeping Beauty (a ballet).
  • The Nutcracker (a ballet)Eugene Onegin (an opera).
  • The Queen of Spades (an opera).

Tchaikovsky's legacy

Tchaikovsky has composed many great music pieces such as Swan Lake, The Nutcracker ,Romeo and Juliet,Piano Concerto No.1 and many other piece like these. He was overall done great work and his compositions are still alive and popular in our days.


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