Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky
An unlikely composer | 1840-1893
An educator was hired for Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, and she remarked that he was obsessed with music, ignoring looking nice or being organized. She thought that this obsession with music was unhealthy, preferring him to read books or listen to stories.
Pyotr would soon endure some traumatic events, such as when his parents sent him to boarding school, and he clung to his parent's carriage as it drove away. Another was when Alexandra died in 1854. He recalled twenty-five years later that he remembered that day "as though it were yesterday."
As his adult life went on, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky began to travel back and forth from Russia to European countries. Although constantly homesick, he flocked to and from like a seagull. Ironically, Tchaikovsky translated in Russian to "like a seagull." Over this time, Pyotr went on to write some of the best romantic pieces ever written.
Piano Concerto No. 1
Other Known Music
-Piano Concerto No. 1
-Romeo and Juliet
Other Known Facts
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was known for his strong love of Russia. As a boy he would spit on all other countries' maps, while kissing the Russian borders.
He had many strange friendships during his life, including one with a fan that would give him allowance in exchange for them never meeting. Although they did accidentally stumble upon each other few times, they created schedules for each other so this would happen rarely.
Map depicting European Russia, c.1840 . Fine Art. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 17 Dec 2015.
"Lang Lang Plays Tchaikovsky : Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor, Opus 23 [HD]." YouTube. YouTube, 13 Sept. 2014. Web. 17 Dec. 2015.
Tchaikovsky, Onegin / Matrunin. Fine Art. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 17 Dec 2015.