Piotr Ilych Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

Created By Melissa Ervin

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Tchaikovsky's Early Life

Piotr Ilych Tchaikovsky was born on May 7, 1840 in Votkinsk, Russia. He lived with his insensitive mother, Alexandra, his father, Ilya Petrovich, his half-sister Zinaida, older brother Nikolay, and younger sister Alexandra. He was a very sensitive person as a child and that is where he gets the emotion to his songs from. At age 3, his mother had gotten a nanny named Fanny and she proved to later in his life, be a big influence in this musician's life, even though she didn't encourage music very early on in his life.
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Votkinsk, Russia

This is where Tchaikovsky was born. He had lived here for all of his life writing all of his music, conducting, and playing it. His family also lived here and he was seen early on in his life kissing a map of Russia.
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This is the house in which Tchaikovsky and his family had lived.
Tchaikovsky: Romeo & Juliet / Gergiev · London Symphony Orchestra · BBC Proms 2007

Romeo and Juliet

This piece of music was commissioned to tell the story of William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" in one piece of music. He manages to capture all of the story including the emotions of the characters, the actions of the characters, and even the arguing between the two sides of the families.

Other Music By Tchaikovsky

Tchaikovsky wrote many pieces of music such as;

- Swan Lake

- Romeo and Juliet

- 1812 Overture

- Nutcracker

- Piano Concerto No. 1

- Variations on a Rococo Theme for Cello and Orchestra

and so many more emotion filled pieces of music were written by Tchaikovsky

Fun Facts About Tchaikovsky

- Tchaikovsky had not had a very good relationship with his mother because of her lack of showing affection

- Tchaikovsky was a very sensitive man and that is how he got all of the emotion into his music

- none of his family was really known for being talented in the music industry but Piotr Ilych Tchaikovsky

- Tchaikovsky was enrolled into a boarding school whilst his family lived somewhere else and he was devestated


Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.. Photograph. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 16 Dec 2015.

Map of Russia. Illustration. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 16 Dec 2015.

TCHAIKOVSKY - House at Votkinsk where he was born.. Photograph. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 16 Dec 2015.

"Tchaikovsky: Romeo & Juliet / Gergiev · London Symphony Orchestra · BBC Proms 2007." YouTube. YouTube, 29 June 2011. Web. 16 Dec. 2015.