Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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1840-05-07
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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Biography (Wikipedia)

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (Russian: Пётр Ильи́ч Чайко́вский; tr. Pyotr Ilyich Chaykovsky; 25 April/7 May 1840 – 25 October/6 November 1893), often anglicized as Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, was a Russian composer of the late-Romantic period, some of whose works are among the most popular music in the classical repertoire. He was the first Russian composer whose music made a lasting impression internationally, bolstered by his appearances as a guest conductor in Europe and the United States. 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 for forming a composite style, and it caused personal antipathies that dented Tchaikovsky's self-confidence. Russian culture exhibited a split personality, with its native and adopted elements having drifted apart increasingly since the time of Peter the Great. This resulted in uncertainty among the intelligentsia about the country'

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Violin Concerto in D major, Op.35: I. Allegro moderato
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Violin Concerto in D major, Op.35: I. Allegro moderato
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Symphony No 1 in G minor, "Winter Daydreams" (3rd movement, Scherzo)
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Symphony No 1 in G minor, "Winter Daydreams" (3rd movement, Scherzo)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Nutcracker Suite, Op.71a: Intermezzo
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Nutcracker Suite, Op.71a: Intermezzo
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Symphony No.3 in D Major, Op.29 (Polish)
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Symphony No.3 in D Major, Op.29 (Polish)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Intermezzo – Nutcracker Suite Op 71.a
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Intermezzo – Nutcracker Suite Op 71.a
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Piano Concerto No.1 in B Flat Minor Op.23
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Piano Concerto No.1 in B Flat Minor Op.23
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6 Songs Op.38 - Don Juan's Serenade
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6 Songs Op.38 - Don Juan's Serenade
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6 Songs Op.73 - O moonlight night
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6 Songs Op.73 - O moonlight night
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Quartet No. 1 In D Major Op.11 For Strings
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Quartet No. 1 In D Major Op.11 For Strings
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Symphony No.5
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Symphony No.5
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Valse a cing temps: vivace
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Valse a cing temps: vivace
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Quartet No. 3 In E Flat Minor Op.30 For Strings, iii. Andante funebre e doloroso, ma con moto
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Quartet No. 3 In E Flat Minor Op.30 For Strings, iii. Andante funebre e doloroso, ma con moto
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Quartet No. 1 In D Major Op.11 For Strings, i. Moderato e semplice
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Quartet No. 1 In D Major Op.11 For Strings, i. Moderato e semplice
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Quartet no. 3 in E flat minor Op.30 for strings
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Quartet no. 3 in E flat minor Op.30 for strings
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Francesca da Rimini (BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2016-17)
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Francesca da Rimini (BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2016-17)
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18 Pieces Op.72 - Meditation
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18 Pieces Op.72 - Meditation
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Piano Concerto No.3 Op.75 - Allegro Brilliante
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Piano Concerto No.3 Op.75 - Allegro Brilliante
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Concerto no. 1 in B flat minor Op.23 for piano and orchestra: 2nd mvt
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Concerto no. 1 in B flat minor Op.23 for piano and orchestra: 2nd mvt
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
The Seasons - September - The Hunt
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The Seasons - September - The Hunt
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September, October, November (The Seasons Op. 37b)
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September, October, November (The Seasons Op. 37b)
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Polonaise From Eugene Onegin
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Polonaise From Eugene Onegin
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The Seasons: November (On the Troika)
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The Seasons: November (On the Troika)
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Concert Fantasia in G major Op.56 for piano and orchestra
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Concert Fantasia in G major Op.56 for piano and orchestra
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November: Troika (The Seasons)
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November: Troika (The Seasons)
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Waltz, Suite no.2 op.53
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Waltz, Suite no.2 op.53
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Symphony No. 6, Op. 74 'Pathetique' - ii. Allegro con Grazia
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Symphony No. 6, Op. 74 'Pathetique' - ii. Allegro con Grazia
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Romeo and Juliet - Fantasy Overture after Shakespeare
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Romeo and Juliet - Fantasy Overture after Shakespeare
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Capriccio Italien Op.45
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Capriccio Italien Op.45
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Romeo and Juliet - fantasy overture
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Romeo and Juliet - fantasy overture
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The Seasons Op.37b for piano
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The Seasons Op.37b for piano
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The Seasons, November, Troika
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The Seasons, November, Troika
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Dance of the Jesters, from The Snow Maiden Op. 12
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Dance of the Jesters, from The Snow Maiden Op. 12
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12 Pieces, Op.40: No.1 Etude
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12 Pieces, Op.40: No.1 Etude
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Symphony No.5 in E minor, Op.64: III. Valse - Allegro moderato
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Symphony No.5 in E minor, Op.64: III. Valse - Allegro moderato
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Symphony No. 6 in B minor, 'Pathétique' (BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2016-17)
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Symphony No. 6 in B minor, 'Pathétique' (BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2016-17)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Waltz of the Flowers
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Waltz of the Flowers
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