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 Ильи́ч Чайко́вский, 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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The Sleeping Beauty Op 66 Act 1
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The Sleeping Beauty Op 66 Act 1

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Letter Scene (Eugene Onegin)
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Letter Scene (Eugene Onegin)
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3 Characteristic Pieces
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3 Characteristic Pieces
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Serenade for Strings, Op 48 (2nd mvt)
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Serenade for Strings, Op 48 (2nd mvt)
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Sugar Rum Cherry
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Sugar Rum Cherry

Sugar Rum Cherry

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The Nutcracker (Pas de deux)
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The Nutcracker (Pas de deux)
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Symphony No 4 in F minor, Op 36 (3rd mvt)
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Symphony No 4 in F minor, Op 36 (3rd mvt)
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Waltz of the Flowers arr Ellington (The Nutcracker)
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Waltz of the Flowers arr Ellington (The Nutcracker)
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Voyevoda - Symphonic Ballad Op 78
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Voyevoda - Symphonic Ballad Op 78
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Lullaby for piano, Op 16'1
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Lullaby for piano, Op 16'1
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Piano Concerto no. 1 in B flat minor Op.23 - iii. Allegro con fuoco
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Piano Concerto no. 1 in B flat minor Op.23 - iii. Allegro con fuoco
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Eugene Onegin (Polonaise transc for organ)
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Eugene Onegin (Polonaise transc for organ)
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The Nutcracker (Closing Waltz; Grand Finale)
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The Nutcracker (Closing Waltz; Grand Finale)
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Sérénade mélancolique in B flat minor, Op 26
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Sérénade mélancolique in B flat minor, Op 26
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Symphony No 4 in F minor, Op 36
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Symphony No 4 in F minor, Op 36
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Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74 "Pathétique": I. Adagio. Allegro non troppo
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Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74 "Pathétique": I. Adagio. Allegro non troppo
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Dance of the Cygnets (Swan Lake)
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Dance of the Cygnets (Swan Lake)
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Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70 - III. Allegretto moderato
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Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70 - III. Allegretto moderato
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Variations on a Rococo Theme
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Variations on a Rococo Theme
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Swan Lake Suite (No 2, 'Waltz')
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Swan Lake Suite (No 2, 'Waltz')
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Melodie (Souvenir d'un lieu cher, Op 42)
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Melodie (Souvenir d'un lieu cher, Op 42)
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Symphony no. 3 in D major Op.29 (Polish): 5th movement; Finale
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Symphony no. 3 in D major Op.29 (Polish): 5th movement; Finale
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Sleeping Beauty Waltz
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Sleeping Beauty Waltz
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The Sleeping Beauty (Panorama)
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The Sleeping Beauty (Panorama)
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Andante maestoso (The Nutcracker Suite, Op 71a)
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Andante maestoso (The Nutcracker Suite, Op 71a)
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Scherzo (Souvenir d'un lieu cher, Op 42)
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Scherzo (Souvenir d'un lieu cher, Op 42)
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Souvenir de Florence, Op.70 (4th mvt)
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Souvenir de Florence, Op.70 (4th mvt)
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Symphony No 4 in F minor, Op 36 (4th mvt)
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Symphony No 4 in F minor, Op 36 (4th mvt)
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Melodie (from Souvenir d'un lieu cher)
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Melodie (from Souvenir d'un lieu cher)
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Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor: II. Andantino semplice
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Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor: II. Andantino semplice
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Violin Concerto, op.35 - 1st mvt
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Violin Concerto, op.35 - 1st mvt
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Eugene Onegin, Op 24 (excerpts)
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Eugene Onegin, Op 24 (excerpts)
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Queen of Spades (Lisa's Aria)
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Queen of Spades (Lisa's Aria)
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The Queen of spades [Pikovaya dama] - opera in 3 acts Op.68
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The Queen of spades [Pikovaya dama] - opera in 3 acts Op.68
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Violin Concerto in D, op. 35
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Violin Concerto in D, op. 35
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Symphony No.6 'Pathetique' - 4th movement - Adagio Lamentoso
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Symphony No.6 'Pathetique' - 4th movement - Adagio Lamentoso
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Dance of the Puppets and Actors (The Maid of Orleans)
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Dance of the Puppets and Actors (The Maid of Orleans)
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Symphony No.4 In F Minor
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Symphony No.4 In F Minor
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Valse-scherzo, Op.34
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Valse-scherzo, Op.34
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The Nutcracker (Waltz of the Flowers)
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The Nutcracker (Waltz of the Flowers)
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May: Bright Nights (The Seasons, Op 37b)
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May: Bright Nights (The Seasons, Op 37b)
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Dance of the Floreadores (Nutcracker Suite)
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Dance of the Floreadores (Nutcracker Suite)

Dance of the Floreadores (Nutcracker Suite)

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Marche Slave
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Marche Slave
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Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture
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Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture
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Piano Concerto Number 1
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Piano Concerto Number 1
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The Nutcracker Suite, Op 71a (Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy)
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The Nutcracker Suite, Op 71a (Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy)
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The gentle stars shone for us
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The gentle stars shone for us
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Bez pori, da bez vremeni [Without Time, Without Season]
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Bez pori, da bez vremeni [Without Time, Without Season]
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Concerto no. 1 in B flat minor Op.23 for piano and orchestra
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Concerto no. 1 in B flat minor Op.23 for piano and orchestra
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Symphony No 5 in E minor, Op 64 (3rd mvt)
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Symphony No 5 in E minor, Op 64 (3rd mvt)
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Past BBC Events

Proms 2018: Prom 59: Relaxed Prom
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Royal Albert Hall
2018-08-27T10:32:46
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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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2018-07-29T10:32:46
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2018
Proms 2018: Prom 20: Ten Pieces Prom

Proms 2018: Prom 20: Ten Pieces Prom

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Proms 2018: Prom 19: Ten Pieces Prom
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Royal Albert Hall
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2018
Proms 2018: Prom 19: Ten Pieces Prom

Proms 2018: Prom 19: Ten Pieces Prom

Royal Albert Hall

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