Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Composer Project By: Cayden Hodges

Tchaikovsky's Birth and Death

Born: May, 7, 1840 in Votkinsk, Russia

Death: November, 6, 1893 in St. Petersburg, from cholera

Pieces he composed

-The Nutcracker Suite

-Romeo and Juliet

-Swan Lake

-Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-Flat

Pictures of him

Fun Fact: He was the son of a wealthy mining engineer, so he was not born into a musical family.

Fun Fact

He gave up his government job to study music at the age of 23. He became a success after this.
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Romeo and Juliet - Fantasy Overture

Fun Fact

His mother died when he was at the age of 14. He was very close to her so it was hard on him. He was taken care of a French governess, but he was still close to his mother.
Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36 - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Additional Information

When he was 6, he started piano lessons. By 19 he completed his law studies and got a job with the Ministry of Justice. His Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-Flat is one of the most famous pieces for the piano. After two years of studying music, he became a professor of composition at the St. Petersburg Conservatory. His music was very popular and he was a great conductor. In 1891, he traveled to America where he conducted the New York Symphony at the opening of Carnegie Hall.

Time Period

He was a composer in the Romantic period.