Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Born 7 May 1840. Died 6 November 1893
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 ( chy-KOF-skee; Russian: Пётр Ильич Чайковский, Pyótr Ilʹyích Chaykóvskiy, (listen); 7 May 1840 [O.S. 25 April] – 6 November [O.S. 25 October] 1893), was a Russian composer of the romantic period, 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. He 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's national identity—an ambiguity...

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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)
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Symphony No. 4 in F Minor - Finale
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Symphony No. 4 in F Minor - Finale
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Mélodie (Souvenir d'un lieu cher)
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Mélodie (Souvenir d'un lieu cher)
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The Nutcracker: Act 1, Sc. 1 The battle
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The Nutcracker: Act 1, Sc. 1 The battle
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Seasons: XI. November: On the Troika
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Seasons: XI. November: On the Troika
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Why do you flow, my tears? (The Queen of Spades)
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Why do you flow, my tears? (The Queen of Spades)
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Valse-Scherzo, Op.34
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Valse-Scherzo, Op.34
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Dumka, Op 59 'Russian rustic scene'
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Dumka, Op 59 'Russian rustic scene'
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Valse (Suite No 2 in C major, Op 53)
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Valse (Suite No 2 in C major, Op 53)
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Marche slave
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Marche slave
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The Sleeping Beauty Suite (The Lilac Fairy)
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The Sleeping Beauty Suite (The Lilac Fairy)
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3 Characteristic Pieces
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3 Characteristic Pieces
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Symphony no. 6 in B minor Op.74 (Pathetique)
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Symphony no. 6 in B minor Op.74 (Pathetique)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Piano Concerto No.1 in B flat minor, Op.23, 3rd movt: Allegro
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Piano Concerto No.1 in B flat minor, Op.23, 3rd movt: Allegro
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Eugene Onegin, Op 24 (excerpts)
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Eugene Onegin, Op 24 (excerpts)
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Eugene Onegin (Act 3, Sc 1: Polonaise)
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Eugene Onegin (Act 3, Sc 1: Polonaise)
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Symphony No 3 in D, Op 29 ('Polish')
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Symphony No 3 in D, Op 29 ('Polish')
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Serenade for Strings, Op 48 (4th mvt)
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Serenade for Strings, Op 48 (4th mvt)
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The Nutcracker Suite, Op71a: Intermezzo
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The Nutcracker Suite, Op71a: Intermezzo
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The Nutcracker Suite, Op 71a: March
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The Nutcracker Suite, Op 71a: March
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None but the lonely heart, Op 6 No 6
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None but the lonely heart, Op 6 No 6
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The Nutcracker (Waltz of the Flowers)
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The Nutcracker (Waltz of the Flowers)
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1812 Overture, Op 49
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1812 Overture, Op 49
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Chinese Dance (The Nutcracker Suite, Op 71a)
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Chinese Dance (The Nutcracker Suite, Op 71a)
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Trepak (The Nutcracker Suite, Op 71a)
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Trepak (The Nutcracker Suite, Op 71a)
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Tarantella (The Nutcracker Suite, Op 71a)
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Tarantella (The Nutcracker Suite, Op 71a)
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Quartet for strings No 1 in D major Op 11
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Quartet for strings No 1 in D major Op 11
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Waltz (Swan Lake)
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Waltz (Swan Lake)
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Piano Concerto No 2 in G major, Op 44 (3rd mvt)
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Piano Concerto No 2 in G major, Op 44 (3rd mvt)
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Symphony No 6 in B minor, Op 74, 'Pathétique' (2nd mvt)
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Symphony No 6 in B minor, Op 74, 'Pathétique' (2nd mvt)
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The Nutcracker, Op. 71: Overture
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The Nutcracker, Op. 71: Overture
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Valse-Scherzo in C major, Op 34
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Valse-Scherzo in C major, Op 34
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Piano Concerto No. 1
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Piano Concerto No. 1
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Symphony in F minor, Op 36 (3rd mvt)
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Symphony in F minor, Op 36 (3rd mvt)

Symphony in F minor, Op 36 (3rd mvt)

Orchestra
Philharmonie Zuidnederland
Conductor
Dmitri Liss
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Concerto in D major, Op.35
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Concerto in D major, Op.35

Concerto in D major, Op.35

Orchestra
Stockholm Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Pezzo capriccioso, Op. 62 for cello & orchestra
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Pezzo capriccioso, Op. 62 for cello & orchestra
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Liturgy of St John John Chrysostom Op. 41: Our Father (The Lord's Prayer)
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Liturgy of St John John Chrysostom Op. 41: Our Father (The Lord's Prayer)

Liturgy of St John John Chrysostom Op. 41: Our Father (The Lord's Prayer)

Choir
National Academic Choir of Ukraine 'Dumka'
Conductor
Yevhen Savchuk
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
The Nutcracker (Waltz of the Flowers)
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The Nutcracker (Waltz of the Flowers)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Olga's aria (Eugene Onegin)
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Olga's aria (Eugene Onegin)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Symphony No 6 in B minor, Op 74, 'Pathétique' (2nd mvt)
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Symphony No 6 in B minor, Op 74, 'Pathétique' (2nd mvt)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Andante Cantabile (String Quartet, Op 11)
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Andante Cantabile (String Quartet, Op 11)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Danse russe. Trépak, 'The Nutcracker, suite', Op 71a
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Danse russe. Trépak, 'The Nutcracker, suite', Op 71a
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Autumn Song (October, excerpt 'The Seasons')
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Autumn Song (October, excerpt 'The Seasons')
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Melody, Op 42
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Melody, Op 42

Melody, Op 42

Performer
Seung-Hye Choi
Hyun-Mi Kim
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Symphony No 5 in E minor, Op 64
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Symphony No 5 in E minor, Op 64
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Symphony No 2 in C minor, Op 17, 'Little Russian'
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Symphony No 2 in C minor, Op 17, 'Little Russian'
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Past BBC Events

Proms 2018: Prom 59: Relaxed Prom
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Royal Albert Hall
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2018
Proms 2018: Prom 59: Relaxed Prom

Proms 2018: Prom 59: Relaxed Prom

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Proms 2018: Prom 20: Ten Pieces Prom
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Royal Albert Hall
2018-07-29T23:56:57
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2018
Proms 2018: Prom 20: Ten Pieces Prom

Proms 2018: Prom 20: Ten Pieces Prom

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2018: Prom 19: Ten Pieces Prom
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Royal Albert Hall
2018-07-29T23:56:57
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29
Jul
2018
Proms 2018: Prom 19: Ten Pieces Prom

Proms 2018: Prom 19: Ten Pieces Prom

Royal Albert Hall

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