Piotr Ilych Tchaikovsky

David Gross

Big image

Piotr Ilych Tchaikovsky's Early life

Tchaikovsky's early life was in mostly in Votkinsk ,Russia in the Urals mountains. He was born on May 7,1840. The Tchaikovsky family was not noteworthy or famous. He adored his mother and loved her beautiful hands. But unlucky for Tchaikovsky she was a cold and distant woman. Tchaikovsky was a soft-hearted child and was a patriot for Russia. When he was ten he was sent to preparatory school/boarding school.
Big image

Tchaikovsky's Patriotism

Tchaikovsky's patriotism was very strong in his personality so that is why I showed a picture of Russia to show how much he loved Russia."One day his Nanny found him kissing Russia and spiting at all of the other countries around it."
Lang Lang plays Tchaikovsky : Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Opus 23 [HD]

Tchaikovsky's first piano Concerto

This is Tchaikovsky's first piano concerto. When he showed it to his composer the composer said he didn't like it because it was too hard to play. When Tchaikovsky heard about this he decided to dedicate it to someone else.

List of other known Music

The Nutcraker

Swan Lake

The Seasons

1812 Overtune

Romeo And juliet

Tchaikovsky's Legacy

Tchaikovsky was a very soft hearted child and throughout Adulthood but that did not stop him from becoming a great composer and making great pieces like overtune and the nutcracker. He lacked self confidence and that did not help him compose but he persevered and still made great music. In 1854 Tchaikovsky's mother died from cholera ,it was devastating towards Tchaikovsky. In 1893 he died and had left wonderful pieces of music for us to listen to and enjoy.

Citations

Works Cited