Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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1840-05-07
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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (Russian: Пётр Ильи́ч Чайко́вский; tr. Pyotr Ilyich Chaykovsky; 25 April/7 May 1840 – 25 October/6 November 1893), often anglicised as Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, was a Russian composer whose works included symphonies, concertos, operas, ballets, chamber music, and a ...

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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Claudio Abbado & Martha Argerich (piano), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Piano Concerto No 1 in B flat minor, Op 23
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Piano Concerto No 1 in B flat minor, Op 23 Piano Concerto No 1 in B flat minor, Op 23 Piano Concerto No 1 in B flat minor, Op 23 Piano Concerto No 1 in B flat minor, Op 23
Пётр Ильич Чайковский, Daniel Barenboim & West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
Symphony no. 5 (Op.64) in E minor, 3rd movement; Valse (Allegro moderato)
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Symphony no. 5 (Op.64) in E minor, 3rd movement; Valse (Allegro moderato) Symphony no. 5 (Op.64) in E minor, 3rd movement; Valse (Allegro moderato) Symphony no. 5 (Op.64) in E minor, 3rd movement; Valse (Allegro moderato) Symphony no. 5 (Op.64) in E minor, 3rd movement; Valse (Allegro moderato)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Yuri Yurov, Mikhail Milman & Borodin Quartet
Quartet for strings no. 1 (Op.11) in D major, 2nd mvt; Andante cantabile
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Quartet for strings no. 1 (Op.11) in D major, 2nd mvt; Andante cantabile Quartet for strings no. 1 (Op.11) in D major, 2nd mvt; Andante cantabile Quartet for strings no. 1 (Op.11) in D major, 2nd mvt; Andante cantabile Quartet for strings no. 1 (Op.11) in D major, 2nd mvt; Andante cantabile
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky & Philharmonische Cellisten
The Seasons arr Werner Thomas-Mifune - August
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The Seasons arr Werner Thomas-Mifune - August The Seasons arr Werner Thomas-Mifune - August The Seasons arr Werner Thomas-Mifune - August The Seasons arr Werner Thomas-Mifune - August
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, KIV Orchestra & Valery Gergiev
Symphony No 6 in B minor, Op 74 ('Pathétique')
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Symphony No 6 in B minor, Op 74 ('Pathétique') Symphony No 6 in B minor, Op 74 ('Pathétique') Symphony No 6 in B minor, Op 74 ('Pathétique') Symphony No 6 in B minor, Op 74 ('Pathétique')
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich & Berliner Philharmoniker
Swan lake - suite, no.3; Dance of the swans/cygnets (Allegro moderato)
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Swan lake - suite, no.3; Dance of the swans/cygnets (Allegro moderato) Swan lake - suite, no.3; Dance of the swans/cygnets (Allegro moderato) Swan lake - suite, no.3; Dance of the swans/cygnets (Allegro moderato) Swan lake - suite, no.3; Dance of the swans/cygnets (Allegro moderato)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Nicola Benedetti, Česká filharmonie & Jakub Hrůša
Concerto for violin and orchestra (Op.35) in D major, 3rd mvt; Finale...
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Concerto for violin and orchestra (Op.35) in D major, 3rd mvt; Finale... Concerto for violin and orchestra (Op.35) in D major, 3rd mvt; Finale... Concerto for violin and orchestra (Op.35) in D major, 3rd mvt; Finale... Concerto for violin and orchestra (Op.35) in D major, 3rd mvt; Finale...
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky & Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Jarvi (conductor)
The Seasons (Op.37b) orch. Gauk . March (Song of the lark)
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The Seasons (Op.37b) orch. Gauk . March (Song of the lark) The Seasons (Op.37b) orch. Gauk . March (Song of the lark) The Seasons (Op.37b) orch. Gauk . March (Song of the lark) The Seasons (Op.37b) orch. Gauk . March (Song of the lark)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Lorin Maazel & The Cleveland Orchestra
Romeo and Juliet - fantasy overture
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Romeo and Juliet - fantasy overture Romeo and Juliet - fantasy overture Romeo and Juliet - fantasy overture Romeo and Juliet - fantasy overture
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Colin Davis & Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Dance of the Puppets and Actors from the Maid of Orleans
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Dance of the Puppets and Actors from the Maid of Orleans Dance of the Puppets and Actors from the Maid of Orleans Dance of the Puppets and Actors from the Maid of Orleans Dance of the Puppets and Actors from the Maid of Orleans
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Boston Symphony Orchestra & Seiji Ozawa
Swan Lake: Act III (conclusion)
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Swan Lake: Act III (conclusion) Swan Lake: Act III (conclusion) Swan Lake: Act III (conclusion) Swan Lake: Act III (conclusion)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Mark Stone, Nikola Matisic, Coro dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia & Antonio Pappano
Eugene Onegin: Waltz (Act II)
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Eugene Onegin: Waltz (Act II) Eugene Onegin: Waltz (Act II) Eugene Onegin: Waltz (Act II) Eugene Onegin: Waltz (Act II)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Göteborgs Symfoniker & Neeme Järvi
Marche slave (Op.31)
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Marche slave (Op.31) Marche slave (Op.31) Marche slave (Op.31) Marche slave (Op.31)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Sir Georg Solti & Stuart Burrows, Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House
Eugene Onegin, Ya lyublyu vas
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Eugene Onegin, Ya lyublyu vas Eugene Onegin, Ya lyublyu vas Eugene Onegin, Ya lyublyu vas Eugene Onegin, Ya lyublyu vas
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Martha Argerich, Charles Dutoit & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Piano Concerto No.1 (1st mvt: Allegro)
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Piano Concerto No.1 (1st mvt: Allegro) Piano Concerto No.1 (1st mvt: Allegro) Piano Concerto No.1 (1st mvt: Allegro) Piano Concerto No.1 (1st mvt: Allegro)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra & Andris Nelsons
Manfred Symphony Op.58 (ii. Vivace)
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Manfred Symphony Op.58 (ii. Vivace) Manfred Symphony Op.58 (ii. Vivace) Manfred Symphony Op.58 (ii. Vivace) Manfred Symphony Op.58 (ii. Vivace)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra & Andrew Litton
Capriccio italien Op.45
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Capriccio italien Op.45 Capriccio italien Op.45 Capriccio italien Op.45 Capriccio italien Op.45
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Joshua Bell, Jukka-Pekka Saraste & Oslo-Filharmonien
Violin Concerto in D major (Op.35)
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Violin Concerto in D major (Op.35) Violin Concerto in D major (Op.35) Violin Concerto in D major (Op.35) Violin Concerto in D major (Op.35)
Пётр Ильич Чайковский, Simfonični orkester RTV Slovenija & Marko Munih
The Nutcracker: Waltz of the Flowers
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The Nutcracker: Waltz of the Flowers The Nutcracker: Waltz of the Flowers The Nutcracker: Waltz of the Flowers The Nutcracker: Waltz of the Flowers
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Berliner Philharmoniker & Semyon Bychkov
The Nutcracker - Waltz of the flowers
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The Nutcracker - Waltz of the flowers The Nutcracker - Waltz of the flowers The Nutcracker - Waltz of the flowers The Nutcracker - Waltz of the flowers
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Narek Hakhnazaryan, Michael Seal & BBC Symphony Orchestra
Variations on a rococo theme, Op.33
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Variations on a rococo theme, Op.33 Variations on a rococo theme, Op.33 Variations on a rococo theme, Op.33 Variations on a rococo theme, Op.33
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, The BBC Symphony Chorus, Crouch End Festival Chorus, BBC Symphony Orchestra & Edward Gardner
1812 overture Op.49
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1812 overture Op.49 1812 overture Op.49 1812 overture Op.49 1812 overture Op.49
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra & Andris Nelsons
Slavonic March Op.31
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Slavonic March Op.31 Slavonic March Op.31 Slavonic March Op.31 Slavonic March Op.31
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky & Pavel Kolesnikov
September from 'The Seasons'
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September from 'The Seasons' September from 'The Seasons' September from 'The Seasons' September from 'The Seasons'
Пётр Ильич Чайковский, Symfonický orchester Slovenského rozhlasu & Ľudovít Rajter
Serenade in C major for strings (Op.48)
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Serenade in C major for strings (Op.48) Serenade in C major for strings (Op.48) Serenade in C major for strings (Op.48) Serenade in C major for strings (Op.48)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky & Pavel Kolesnikov
Excerpts from 'The Seasons' January to June
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Excerpts from 'The Seasons' January to June Excerpts from 'The Seasons' January to June Excerpts from 'The Seasons' January to June Excerpts from 'The Seasons' January to June
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Tamás Vásáry & Magyar Rádió Szimfonikus Zenekara
Voyevoda - Symphonic Ballad (Op.78)
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Voyevoda - Symphonic Ballad (Op.78) Voyevoda - Symphonic Ballad (Op.78) Voyevoda - Symphonic Ballad (Op.78) Voyevoda - Symphonic Ballad (Op.78)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Bergen filharmoniske orkester & Neeme Järvi
Sleeping Beauty, Act III selection of character dances
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Sleeping Beauty, Act III selection of character dances Sleeping Beauty, Act III selection of character dances Sleeping Beauty, Act III selection of character dances Sleeping Beauty, Act III selection of character dances
Пётр Ильич Чайковский, Lisa Batiashvili & Yannick Nézet-Séguin
The sun has set, Op.73 No.4
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The sun has set, Op.73 No.4 The sun has set, Op.73 No.4 The sun has set, Op.73 No.4 The sun has set, Op.73 No.4
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Okko Kamu, Jamie Walton & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
6 Morceaux Op.19 for piano
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6 Morceaux Op.19 for piano 6 Morceaux Op.19 for piano 6 Morceaux Op.19 for piano 6 Morceaux Op.19 for piano
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky & Михаил Плетнёв
Nocturne in C sharp minor, Op.19 No.4
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Nocturne in C sharp minor, Op.19 No.4 Nocturne in C sharp minor, Op.19 No.4 Nocturne in C sharp minor, Op.19 No.4 Nocturne in C sharp minor, Op.19 No.4
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Philharmonia Orchestra & Leopold Stokowski
Swan Lake Scenes, No 10
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Swan Lake Scenes, No 10 Swan Lake Scenes, No 10 Swan Lake Scenes, No 10 Swan Lake Scenes, No 10
Ulster Orchestra, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky & Raphael Payare
Serenade for Strings
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Serenade for Strings Serenade for Strings Serenade for Strings Serenade for Strings
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, China Philharmonic Orchestra & Long Yu
Romeo and Juliet - fantasy overture
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Romeo and Juliet - fantasy overture Romeo and Juliet - fantasy overture Romeo and Juliet - fantasy overture Romeo and Juliet - fantasy overture
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, New York Philharmonic & Kurt Masur
Eugene Onegin - lyric scenes in 3 acts (Op.24), Act 2 sc.1, no.13; Waltz
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Eugene Onegin - lyric scenes in 3 acts (Op.24), Act 2 sc.1, no.13; Waltz Eugene Onegin - lyric scenes in 3 acts (Op.24), Act 2 sc.1, no.13; Waltz Eugene Onegin - lyric scenes in 3 acts (Op.24), Act 2 sc.1, no.13; Waltz Eugene Onegin - lyric scenes in 3 acts (Op.24), Act 2 sc.1, no.13; Waltz
The Philadelphia Orchestra, Пётр Ильич Чайковский & Christoph Eschenbach
Symphony No. 6 'Pathetique' - 2nd mvt
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Symphony No. 6 'Pathetique' - 2nd mvt Symphony No. 6 'Pathetique' - 2nd mvt Symphony No. 6 'Pathetique' - 2nd mvt Symphony No. 6 'Pathetique' - 2nd mvt
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Martha Argerich, Claudio Abbado & Berliner Philharmoniker
Piano Concerto No 1 in B flat minor, Op 23
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Piano Concerto No 1 in B flat minor, Op 23 Piano Concerto No 1 in B flat minor, Op 23 Piano Concerto No 1 in B flat minor, Op 23 Piano Concerto No 1 in B flat minor, Op 23
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Arabella Steinbacher, Charles Dutoit & Suisse Romande Orchestra
Violin Concerto in D - Finale
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Violin Concerto in D - Finale Violin Concerto in D - Finale Violin Concerto in D - Finale Violin Concerto in D - Finale
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Neeme Järvi & Philharmonic Orchestra
Gigue and Menuet from "Mozartiana" - Suite for Orchestra No.4 in G
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Gigue and Menuet from "Mozartiana" - Suite for Orchestra No.4 in G Gigue and Menuet from "Mozartiana" - Suite for Orchestra No.4 in G Gigue and Menuet from "Mozartiana" - Suite for Orchestra No.4 in G Gigue and Menuet from "Mozartiana" - Suite for Orchestra No.4 in G
Nikolai Karlovich Medtner & Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Autumn from The Seasons
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Autumn from The Seasons Autumn from The Seasons Autumn from The Seasons Autumn from The Seasons
Пётр Ильич Чайковский, Sir Charles Mackerras & London Symphony Orchestra
Mazeppa - Hopak (Cossack dance)
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Mazeppa - Hopak (Cossack dance) Mazeppa - Hopak (Cossack dance) Mazeppa - Hopak (Cossack dance) Mazeppa - Hopak (Cossack dance)
Пётр Ильич Чайковский, 小澤征爾 & Berliner Philharmoniker
Symphony no. 4 (Op.36) in F minor, 3rd movement; Scherzo (Pizzicato ostinato)...
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Symphony no. 4 (Op.36) in F minor, 3rd movement; Scherzo (Pizzicato ostinato)... Symphony no. 4 (Op.36) in F minor, 3rd movement; Scherzo (Pizzicato ostinato)... Symphony no. 4 (Op.36) in F minor, 3rd movement; Scherzo (Pizzicato ostinato)... Symphony no. 4 (Op.36) in F minor, 3rd movement; Scherzo (Pizzicato ostinato)...
Sofia Radio Symphony Orchestra, Пётр Ильич Чайковский & Łukasz Borowicz
Suite no. 4 (Op.61) in G major "Mozartiana"
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Suite no. 4 (Op.61) in G major "Mozartiana" Suite no. 4 (Op.61) in G major "Mozartiana" Suite no. 4 (Op.61) in G major "Mozartiana" Suite no. 4 (Op.61) in G major "Mozartiana"
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Berliner Philharmoniker & Sir Simon Rattle
The Nutcracker - Trepak (Russian dance)
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The Nutcracker - Trepak (Russian dance) The Nutcracker - Trepak (Russian dance) The Nutcracker - Trepak (Russian dance) The Nutcracker - Trepak (Russian dance)
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Biography

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (Russian: Пётр Ильи́ч Чайко́вский; tr. Pyotr Ilyich Chaykovsky; 25 April/7 May 1840 – 25 October/6 November 1893), often anglicised as Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, was a Russian composer whose works included symphonies, concertos, operas, ballets, chamber music, and a choral setting of the Russian Orthodox Divine Liturgy. Some of these are among the most popular theatrical music in the classical repertoire. He was the first Russian composer whose music made a lasting impression internationally, which he bolstered with appearances as a guest conductor later in his career in Europe and the United States. One of these appearances was at the inaugural concert of Carnegie Hall in New York City in 1891. Tchaikovsky was honored in 1884 by Emperor Alexander III, and awarded a lifetime pension.

Although musically precocious, Tchaikovsky was educated for a career as a civil servant. There was scant opportunity for a musical career in Russia at that time, and no system of public music education. When an opportunity for such an education arose, he entered the nascent Saint Petersburg Conservatory, from which he graduated in 1865. The formal Western-oriented teaching he received there set him apart from composers of the contemporary nationalist movement embodied by the Russian composers of The Five, with whom his professional relationship was mixed. Tchaikovsky's training set him on a path to reconcile what he had learned with the native musical practices to which he had been exposed from childhood. From this reconciliation, he forged a personal but unmistakably Russian style—a task that did not prove easy. The principles that governed melody, harmony and other fundamentals of Russian music ran completely counter to those that governed Western European music; this seemed to defeat the potential for using Russian music in large-scale Western composition or from forming a composite style, and it caused personal antipathies that dented Tchaikovsky's...

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