Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (Russian: Пётр Ильич Чайковский)(7th May 1840-6th November 1893; Old Style 25th April 1840–25th October 1893) was a Russian composer. He wrote some of the world's most popular concert and theatrical music in the current classical repertoire, including the ballets Swan Lake and The Nutcracker, the 1812 Overture, his First Piano Concerto, several symphonies, and the opera Eugene Onegin. His names are also transliterated Piotr, Petr, or Peter Ilitsch, Ilich, Il'ich or Illyich; and Tschaikowski, Tschaikowsky, Chajkovskij and Chaikovsky (and other versions; Russian transliteration varies between languages). Tchaikovsky was born in Kamsko-Votkinsk, Russia, to a mining engineer and the second of his three wives, a Russian woman of French ancestry. Musically precocious, he began piano lessons at the age of five. He obtained an excellent general education at the School of Jurisprudence and was a civil servant before entering the St Petersburg Conservatory from 1862 (the year of its foundation) to 1865. In 1866, he was appointed professor of theory and harmony at the Moscow Conservatory, established that year. He held the post until approximately 1878. From 1878, Tchaikovsky focused primarily on composition. Tchaikovsky toured the United States in 1891 conducting performances of his works. In 1893, Tchaikovsky was awarded an honorary Doctor of Music degree from Cambridge University. Tchaikovsky died nine days after the premiere of the Sixth Symphony, the "Pathétique". Most of his biographers have considered his death to have been caused by cholera, most probably contracted through drinking contaminated water several days earlier. In recent decades, however, various theories have been advanced by some sources that his death was a suicide. However, these theories have not yet been substantiated with proof. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

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1812 Overture
Waltz of the Flowers
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
Russian Dance
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 2: No. 10, Scène (Moderato)
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act II: No. 10, Scene. Moderato
Dance Of The Mirlitons
Violin Concerto
Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48: II. Walzer: Moderato, tempo di valse
Overture
March
Romeo and Juliet
Swan Lake
Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33 for cello and orchestra: Var. VI: Andante
Swan Lake - Scene
The Nutcracker, Op. 71: Act II Tableau 3: Variation 2: Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy
Album for the Young, Op. 39: No. 3. Mamma (Maman)
Valse Sentimentale, Op.51, No.6
Marche slave, op. 31
1812 Overture, Op. 49
The Nutcracker - Waltz Of The Flowers
Waltz Of The Snowflakes
Six Pieces, Op. 51, TH 143: VI. Valse sentimentale. Tempo di Valse
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, Op. 71, Act 2: No. 13 Waltz of the Flowers
1812 Overture Op.49 - Finale
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 2: Scene (Moderato)
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, Op. 71, Act II: No. 13, Waltz of the Flowers
Waltz
Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act II No. 10: Act II By a Lake: No. 10. Scene: Moderato
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, Op. 71, Act II: No. 14a, Pas de deux. Andante maestoso
Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 23: Allegro non Troppo e Molto Maestoso
Six Pieces, Op. 51, TH 143: 6. Valse sentimentale. Tempo di Valse
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act II: No. 10, Scene (Moderato)
Waltz from 'Swan Lake
The Nutcracker - Ballet, Op.71, Act II: No. 13 - Waltz of the Flowers
Allegro Moderato
Valse Sentimentale, Op. 51, No. 6 (Arr. for Cello and Piano)
String Quartet No. 1 in D major, Op. 11: II. Andante cantabile
Marche
The Christmas Tree
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, Op. 71: Miniature Overture
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker - Ballet, Op. 71, Act 1: No. 2 March
Waltz of the Flowers from the Nutcracker
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, Op. 71, Act I, Scene 1: No. 2, March
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies from The Nutcracker
Swan Lake (Suite), Op. 20a, TH. 219: I. Scene - Swan Theme
String Sextet in D Minor, Op. 70, Souvenir de Florence: I. Allegro con spirito
Coffee (Arabian Dance)
Tchaikovsky : 1812 Overture Op.49
Scene

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